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Review: could Viagra cause Gout?

Summary: Gout could be caused by Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Allopurinol, and have Erectile dysfunction.

We study 33,701 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Gout. Find out below who they are, when they have Gout and more.

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Viagra

Viagra (latest outcomes from 35,038 users) has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems.

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) (latest reports from 56,522 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 33,610 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra. Among them, 39 people (0.12%) have Gout. They amount to 0.07% of all the 56,391 people who have Gout on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gout in Viagra reports

Time on Viagra when people have Gout * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gout100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Gout when taking Viagra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gout0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.83%25.00%54.17%

Severity of Gout when taking Viagra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Gout ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (11 people, 28.21%)
  2. Hypertension (4 people, 10.26%)
  3. Gout (4 people, 10.26%)
  4. Prostatism (3 people, 7.69%)
  5. Dyspepsia (3 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Allopurinol (10 people, 25.64%)
  2. Aspirin (9 people, 23.08%)
  3. Lasix (9 people, 23.08%)
  4. Toprol-xl (9 people, 23.08%)
  5. Plavix (8 people, 20.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My endocrinologist /doctor has my fluid intake limited to 48 ounces of liquids per day (all liquids) because my sodium levels were off due to the drug spironolactone , I was taking 200 mg per day but have cut back to 100 mg per day for the last year.
    Also my Crestor dosage is 20 mg per day.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • tingling has progress from arm to my legs now and all down the left hand side.
    The day after taking viagra i feel ok but after its warm off the symptons breathlessness and tingling come on, i am feel like my strength has reduced.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I took the viagara in the afternoon and in the evenning have a burning sensation in my chest

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