Review: could Allopurinol cause Water Retention?


Water retention is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lasix, and have Chronic myeloid leukaemia . We study 57,041 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 314 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 58,826 users)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with hair loss, joint pain, blood urea increased, urinary tract infection, osteoarthritis (latest reports from 23,045 Water retention patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

57,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 314 people (0.55%) have Water Retention

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Water retention?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 37.06 %
  • male: 62.94 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.39 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.47 %
  • 40-49: 8.49 %
  • 50-59: 22.78 %
  • 60+: 64.86 %

Severity if Water Retention when taking Allopurinol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (22 people)
  • Gout (22 people)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (22 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (20 people)
  • Hypertension (14 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (81 people)
  • Furosemide (72 people)
  • Aspirin (46 people)
  • Coumadin (40 people)
  • Lisinopril (39 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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