Allopurinol and Vasculitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Vasculitis is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Osteoporosis . We study 76,218 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA. Among them, 145 have Vasculitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Vasculitis and more.

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Allopurinol

Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 78,050 users)

Vasculitis

Vasculitis (inflammation of a blood vessel or blood vessels) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 8,007 Vasculitis patients).

On Feb, 12, 2017

76,218 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 145 people (0.19%) have Vasculitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Vasculitis?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Vasculitis *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 55.56 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vasculitis when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 41.3 %
  • male: 58.7 %

Age of people who have Vasculitis when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 1.54 %
  • 40-49: 4.62 %
  • 50-59: 36.92 %
  • 60+: 55.38 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (29 people, 20.00%)
  • Gout (27 people, 18.62%)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (24 people, 16.55%)
  • High Blood Pressure (13 people, 8.97%)
  • Thrombocytopenia (12 people, 8.28%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (33 people, 22.76%)
  • Lasix (32 people, 22.07%)
  • Diflucan (31 people, 21.38%)
  • Nexium (30 people, 20.69%)
  • Methotrexate (30 people, 20.69%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhea (41 people, 28.28%)
  • Osteoporosis (35 people, 24.14%)
  • Acute Kidney Failure (35 people, 24.14%)
  • Sepsis (33 people, 22.76%)
  • Pleural Effusion (33 people, 22.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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