Review: could Allopurinol cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
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 50,579 people who have side effects while taking Allopurinol from FDA and social media. Among them, 694 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 51,464 Allopurinol users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 50,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol. Among them, 694 people (1.37%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Allopurinol when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||29.41%||23.53%||5.88%||0.00%||23.53%||5.88%||11.76% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Allopurinol * :
|Weight gain||34.05%||65.95% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Allopurinol * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.32%||0.00%||0.81%||2.58%||8.39%||24.52%||63.39% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Allopurinol ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||11.11%||55.56%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||20.00%||80.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gout (46 people, 6.63%)
- Acute myeloid leukaemia (43 people, 6.20%)
- Hypertension (33 people, 4.76%)
- Multiple myeloma (23 people, 3.31%)
- Diabetes mellitus (22 people, 3.17%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lasix (150 people, 21.61%)
- Aspirin (148 people, 21.33%)
- Furosemide (129 people, 18.59%)
- Digoxin (89 people, 12.82%)
- Lipitor (88 people, 12.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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