Allopurinol and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Allopurinol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Gout . We study 76,218 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA. Among them, 1,032 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

76,218 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 1,032 people (1.35%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Weight gain?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 27.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Allopurinol *:

  • female: 37.88 %
  • male: 62.12 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Allopurinol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.35 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.81 %
  • 30-39: 2.44 %
  • 40-49: 8.14 %
  • 50-59: 21.05 %
  • 60+: 67.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gout (107 people, 10.37%)
  • High Blood Pressure (75 people, 7.27%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (55 people, 5.33%)
  • Pain (48 people, 4.65%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (45 people, 4.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (193 people, 18.70%)
  • Furosemide (147 people, 14.24%)
  • Aspirin (132 people, 12.79%)
  • Lipitor (117 people, 11.34%)
  • Lisinopril (99 people, 9.59%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Breathing Difficulty (222 people, 21.51%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (184 people, 17.83%)
  • Fatigue (178 people, 17.25%)
  • High Blood Pressure (126 people, 12.21%)
  • Weakness (118 people, 11.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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