Review: could Viagra cause Gout?


Summary

Gout is found among people who take Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Allopurinol, and have Erectile dysfunction . We study 33,426 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 has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems. (latest outcomes from Viagra 34,698 users)

Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, diarrhea, blood myoglobin increased (latest reports from 12,362 Gout patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

33,426 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra.
Among them, 39 people (0.12%) have Gout


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Viagra cause Gout?

Time on Viagra when people have Gout *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gout when taking Viagra *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Gout when taking Viagra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 20.83 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 54.17 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (11 people)
  • Hypertension (4 people)
  • Gout (4 people)
  • Anticoagulant Therapy (4 people)
  • Arthritis (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Allopurinol (10 people)
  • Toprol-Xl (9 people)
  • Lasix (9 people)
  • Plavix (8 people)
  • Aspirin (8 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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