Allopurinol Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blockage Of The Bile Duct That Resulting In High Bilirubin Levels
  • A Condition With Loosening Of The Nails From The Nailbed Called Onycholysis
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder Where The Red Blood Cells Burst
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Bronchospasm
  • Clouding Of The Lens Of The Eye Called Cataracts
  • Damage To The Liver And Inflammation
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Function Of Bone Marrow
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • High Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Increased Lymphocyte Cells In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Covering Of The Heart Or Pericardium
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Inflammation
  • Kidney Stones
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Nosebleed
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Sudden Blindness And Pain Upon Moving The Eye
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Asthma
  • Bloody Urine
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Confusion
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Furunculosis, A Type Of Skin Infection
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Pain
  • High Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Iris - The Colored Part Of The Eyeball
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Inflammation Of The Salivary Glands
  • Joint Pain
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Male Infertility
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pink Eye
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Skin Disease Characterized By Swollen Itching Lesions
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Taste Impairment
  • The Inability To Have An Erection
  • Throat Irritation
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Vomiting
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels

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