Review: could Penicillin cause Gout?
We study 1,419 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 27 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.
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Penicillin (latest outcomes from 1,793 users) has active ingredients of penicillin g potassium. It is often used in infection.
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 57,532 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, diabetes.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 1,418 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin. Among them, 27 people (1.90%) have Gout. They amount to 0.05% of all the 57,476 people who have Gout on eHealthMe.
Time on Penicillin when people have Gout * :
Gender of people who have Gout when taking Penicillin * :
Age of people who have Gout when taking Penicillin * :
Severity of Gout when taking Penicillin ** :
How people recovered from Gout ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (11 people, 40.74%)
- Hypercalcaemia (6 people, 22.22%)
- Multiple myeloma (6 people, 22.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Revlimid (23 people, 85.19%)
- Penicillin v potassium (23 people, 85.19%)
- Zometa (23 people, 85.19%)
- Levaquin (22 people, 81.48%)
- Lortab (22 people, 81.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (1 week ago):
CarolCares on Aug, 21, 2014:
Dear Steven, ABSOLUTELY! I never had GOUT until some fool Dr. gave me Prilosec for his INCORRECT diagnosis of gerd!
I did NOT have GERD, I have Diverticulitis and then 5 months later I have a ANGINA attack for the first time! I was diagnosed by Paramedics as having ANGINA, yet my fool Dr. didn't bother to test me for ANGIA, instead he writes me out a prescription for Prilosec saying it may just be GERD. I don't even get heartburn or rarely burp or have any stomach problems yet he dismissed my dangerous Unstable ANGINA! SO, 2 weeks after taking his Prilosec my thick hair is STILL falling out (almost 1/3 of the way all fine!) AND suddenly all my finger joints have these painful off white bumps big and small, some look like I have yellowish Bird seeds just under my skin. I hurts like CRAZY and as a Belly Dancer for a living I am LIVID at the destruction of my HANDS and HAIR because I need to maintain a "model look" for the Dance!
I have been RUINED! Now it flares insanely red ,swollen & painful & STIFF that I can't do my costume design & jewelry design EITHER! as I cannot bend my fingers! Also I can't enjoy the foods I loved to eat which was sea foods and occasional red meat! Not even the Broccoli I love to eat either!
As far as my live is concerned, Its all OVER now. It has left me crippled and EXTREMELY DEPRESSED!
Lets start a CLASS ACTION Lawsuit against it's maker of this drug!
And to think, I never even had GERD! But Not after this drug my stomach care barely handle even taking pain medications and my lower intestines are easily Inflamed/aggitated.
What to Do? Contact me anyone at Seekchrist2live@gmail.com
God Speed :(
Stephen on Jun, 6, 2012:
My Gout began for the first time in my life at age 52 (white male) about 3-4 weeks after beginning a daily regimen of Prilosec. I consume very little of foods traditionally related to gout and Prilosec was the only change in drug intake within several months of the first incident.
Prior to taking Prilosec nightly incidence of acid reflux (eg, waking feeling the reflux) had only happened a couple of times in the previous year. After a month on Prilosec I was having this symptom almost every night, though the acidity level (burning) was much less.
Don't know if Prilosec is a culprit or not and still taking a daily dose, afraid to stop taking it because of research showing the relapse impact of stopping the medication. I am suspicious that dramatically cutting down on acid production in one part of the body, might trigger my body to produce more acid in other parts.
From this study (4 weeks ago):
sweety on Aug, 5, 2014:
I hve started taking pentids when i was of 8 years. Now it has been 16-17 years n m still taking it. I m having an improper growth with some dwarfness , weakness , ..also m v lean n thin . i sugest to the children who r taking this medicine to take calcium or vitamin d supplements for a normal body growth.
sonaliSamant on Nov, 11, 2010:
i am using this medicine for my 4yrs son ,thirdtime earlier twice given in Nov 09 and july 10 and now in oct for 30 days course .still no side effects shown .but little worried if any in future ..can somebody comment on this ??
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Leg/left weakness and gives out
Degenerative disc disease
L1 S5 herniation/bulging
Numbness tingling loss of use and feeling left leg
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