Allopurinol vs Colcrys

Allopurinol
(Rx)
Colcrys
(Rx)
Allopurinol is a gout medication.
Colcrys is a gout medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Gout
1.4
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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September 28, 1984
July 29, 2009
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
8,214 Discussions
567 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Gout
#2 for Kidney Stones
#3 for Hyperuricemia
Allopurinol is prescribed for Gout and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
Colcrys is prescribed for Gout and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Weight Loss
7
Rash
6
Weight Gain
3
Itching
3
Depression
2
Bleeding
2
IBD
1
Hair Loss
1
Heart Disease
1
Lymphoma
1
Col
Joint Pain
8
Weight Loss
7
Nausea
7
Fever
5
Cancer
4
Cramping
4
Dehydration
4
Vomiting
4
Mouth Ulcers
3
Lupus
3
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Weight Gain
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Col
3
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Itching
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Col
3
0
Depression
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Col
2
0
Bleeding
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Col
2
0
IBD
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Col
1
0
Hair Loss
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Col
1
0
Heart Disease
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Col
1
0
Lymphoma
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Col
1
0
Joint Pain
Col
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8
0
Weight Loss
Col
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7
7
Nausea
Col
All
7
0
Fever
Col
All
5
0
Cancer
Col
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4
0
Cramping
Col
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4
0
Dehydration
Col
All
4
0
Vomiting
Col
All
4
0
Mouth Ulcers
Col
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3
0
Lupus
Col
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3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Allopurinol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Colcrys during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Allopurinol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Colcrys and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 100 mg, 300 mg
Tablet: 0.6 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may decrease drug effect.
Ingredients
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Allopurinol
Colchicine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Allopurinol and Colcrys: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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