Allopurinol and Weight gain - from FDA reports
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 High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have Weight gain with Allopurinol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 84,020 people who have side effects when taking Allopurinol from FDA , and is updated regularly.
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On Sep, 21, 2017
84,020 people reported to have side effects when taking Allopurinol.
Among them, 1,144 people (1.36%) have Weight gain
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Allopurinol when people have Weight gain *:
- < 1 month: 46.15 %
- 1 - 6 months: 23.08 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 7.69 %
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Allopurinol *:
- female: 38.25 %
- male: 61.75 %
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Allopurinol *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.32 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 0.85 %
- 30-39: 2.55 %
- 40-49: 8.06 %
- 50-59: 19.94 %
- 60+: 68.29 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- High Blood Pressure (84 people, 7.34%)
- Primary Myelofibrosis (64 people, 5.59%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (62 people, 5.42%)
- Pain (56 people, 4.90%)
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (49 people, 4.28%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Lasix (203 people, 17.74%)
- Furosemide (147 people, 12.85%)
- Aspirin (132 people, 11.54%)
- Lipitor (129 people, 11.28%)
- Synthroid (102 people, 8.92%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Breathing Difficulty (244 people, 21.33%)
- Fatigue (206 people, 18.01%)
- Oedema Peripheral (197 people, 17.22%)
- High Blood Pressure (138 people, 12.06%)
- Weakness (129 people, 11.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Just started Allopurinol regime (300mg/day). Only noticeable side effect is slight pins and needles feeling in my hands and feet. Never experience numbness or any loss of feeling just this vague pins and needles. Doctor isn't too concerned and I have seen where new users may feel this. Just ...
I have copd. Ive just been put on symbicort. iam also on spiriva respimat. Since I was put on symbicort I notice I have been gaining weight. I am on a strict low carb diet. I eat small meals . I cannot exercise due to my copd. What can I do to try and keep weight off.
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