Review: could Allopurinol cause Weight Gain?


Summary

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 49,675 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 691 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 49,711 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with muscle aches, abdominal pain, memory loss, fatigue, oedema peripheral (latest reports from 74,831 Weight gain patients).

On Jul, 27, 2016

49,675 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 691 people (1.39%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allopurinol cause Weight gain?

Time on Allopurinol when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 26.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.05 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 31.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.26 %
  • 10+ years: 10.53 %

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

  • female: 34.21 %
  • male: 65.79 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.33 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.83 %
  • 30-39: 2.65 %
  • 40-49: 8.61 %
  • 50-59: 25.33 %
  • 60+: 62.25 %

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 (47 people)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (39 people)
  • Hypertension (33 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (23 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (23 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (150 people)
  • Furosemide (129 people)
  • Aspirin (115 people)
  • Lipitor (88 people)
  • Digoxin (86 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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