Review: could Allopurinol cause Weight Gain?


Weight gain 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 Lasix, and have Gout . We study 57,041 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 768 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Allopurinol has active ingredients of allopurinol. It is often used in gout. (latest outcomes from Allopurinol 56,919 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue, dizziness (latest reports from 82,979 Weight gain patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

57,041 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 768 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: 25 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5 %
  • 10+ years: 10 %

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

  • female: 36.15 %
  • male: 63.85 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.3 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.76 %
  • 30-39: 2.42 %
  • 40-49: 9.08 %
  • 50-59: 23.15 %
  • 60+: 64.3 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Allopurinol **:

  • least: 10 %
  • moderate: 60 %
  • severe: 30 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gout (61 people)
  • Hypertension (44 people)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (39 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (29 people)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (25 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (157 people)
  • Furosemide (142 people)
  • Aspirin (127 people)
  • Digoxin (95 people)
  • Lisinopril (94 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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