Review: could Allopurinol cause Water retention?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 47,674 people who take Allopurinol. Among them, 265 have Water retention. See who they are, when they have Water retention and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Allopurinol (latest outcomes from 51,345 users) has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout, chronic gouty arthritis. Commonly reported side effects of Allopurinol include fever, weakness, renal failure acute, nausea, nausea aggravated.
Water retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 87,059 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 47,653 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 259 people (0.54%) have Water Retention.
Time on Allopurinol when people have Water retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Water retention||0.00%||0.00%||66.67%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Water retention when taking Allopurinol * :
|Water retention||34.46%||65.54% |
Age of people who have Water retention when taking Allopurinol * :
|Water retention||0.00%||0.00%||0.43%||0.00%||3.42%||8.97%||23.08%||64.10% |
Severity of Water retention when taking Allopurinol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Water retention||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Water retention ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (20 people, 7.72%)
- Pain (15 people, 5.79%)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (14 people, 5.41%)
- Gout (14 people, 5.41%)
- Hyperuricaemia (12 people, 4.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (71 people, 27.41%)
- Lasix (64 people, 24.71%)
- Furosemide (56 people, 21.62%)
- Potassium chloride (36 people, 13.90%)
- Digoxin (33 people, 12.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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