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The following results on this page are based on 1734 unique reviews from patients using the DrugStars app. These DrugStars users have given a Medicine Experience and Attitude (MEA) score of 76.3 in the range of -100 to +100 for allopurinol (active ingredient) To see how the MEA Score is calculated click here.

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76.3

We asked patients how effective they found this medicine.

(1726 respondents)

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Extremely effective (38%)
Very (42%)
Somewhat (14%)
Slightly (4%)
Very little effective (3%)

We asked patients how bothered they were by side effects with this medicine.

(1734 respondents)

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Not at all bothered (78%)
Slightly (14%)
Somewhat (5%)
Very (2%)
Extremely bothered (1%)

We asked patients how often they took this medication as prescribed.

(1734 respondents)

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All the time (86%)
Most of the time (12%)
Often (1%)
Sometimes (1%)
Never (0%)

We asked patients how difficult they found it to take this medicine as prescribed.

(1733 respondents)

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Not at all difficult (93%)
Slightly (5%)
Somewhat (2%)
Very (1%)
Extremely difficult (0%)

We asked patients how confident they felt about taking this medicine.

(1734 respondents)

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Extremely confident (51%)
Very (35%)
Somewhat (12%)
Slightly (2%)
Not at all confident (1%)

We asked patients how necessary they find this medicine.

(1679 respondents)

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Extremely necessary (51%)
Very (36%)
Somewhat (10%)
Slightly (2%)
Not at all necessary (1%)

We asked patients how often they forget to take this medicine at the right time.

(1426 respondents)

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Never (57%)
Rarely (35%)
Sometimes (6%)
Often (1%)
Almost all the time (1%)

We asked patients to what extent they felt the benefits outweighed any disadvantages of this medicine.

(1667 respondents)

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Extremely (49%)
Large (32%)
Moderate (11%)
Small (3%)
Not at all (6%)

We asked patients how satisfied they were with the information and guidance received along with this medicine.

(1667 respondents)

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Very satisfied (45%)
Satisfied (37%)
Neither dissatisfied nor satisfied (13%)
Dissatisfied (3%)
Very dissatisfied (3%)

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DrugsDisclosed has gathered medical insights from 1734 real-world patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient). These patients are from different countries, lifestyles and healthcare systems, their unifying characteristic is the medicine they take.

1726 patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) were asked how effective they found their medicine. 80% felt that allopurinol (active ingredient) was very / extremely effective, while 14% found it to be only somewhat effective. This means that 7% felt that allopurinol (active ingredient) had only a slight or very little effect.

1734 patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) were asked how bothered they were by any side effects from taking allopurinol (active ingredient)? 93% felt not at all or only slightly bothered by side effects from taking allopurinol (active ingredient), while 5% felt somewhat bothered. Meaning that 3% felt very or extremely bothered by side effects from taking allopurinol (active ingredient).

We asked 1734 patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) how often they took their medicine as prescribed by their doctor? 98% said they never, or only sometimes forget, while 1% often forgot to take their allopurinol (active ingredient) as prescribed. This leaves 1% who sadly forgot to take their allopurinol (active ingredient) all the time. Taking medication at the right time is very important for your treatment. Try our free app DrugStars to help you manage your medication.

We asked 1733 patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) how difficult they found it to take their medicine as prescribed? There can be many factors why they found it difficult to take as prescribed. 97% of those asked positively reported that they found it not at all or only somewhat difficult to take their allopurinol (active ingredient) as prescribed, whereas 2% reported that they found taking the same medication very difficult. Sadly, there were still 1% who reported finding it extremely difficult for them to take their medicine as prescribed.

A patient survey asked 1734 patients just how confident they felt about taking allopurinol (active ingredient)? 85% replied postivly that they felt either very or extremely confident when it came to taking allopurinol (active ingredient). 12% of the patients replied they were only slightly confident, while 3% of them responded feeling only slightly confident when it came to taking allopurinol (active ingredient).

When asking 1679 patients how necessary they found taking their medication. 87% said they felt taking allopurinol (active ingredient) to be very or extremely necessary. 10% said they felt allopurinol (active ingredient) to be only somewhat necessary for them. Finally 3% of patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) found it only slightly or even not at all necessary for them.

1426 patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) were asked how often they forgot to take their medication? 91% of those asked said they never or rarely forgot to take their allopurinol (active ingredient), although 6% of patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) reported that they sometimes forget to take their medication, even forgetting sometimes can have a negative effect on your treatment. 2% of patients sadly reported that they often or almost all the time forget their medication.

1667 patients were recently asked to what extent they felt that the benefits of allopurinol (active ingredient) outweighed its disadvantages? 81% of them answered positively saying they felt to large or extreme extent that the advantages of taking allopurinol (active ingredient) outweighed its disadvantages. However, 11% of the patients felt this only to a moderate extent and that meant that 8% felt only a small extent or worst of all, not at all.

We asked 1667 patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) in a recent survey if they were satisfied with the information and guidance they received with their medication. 81% of those asked were very satisfied or satisfied with the information. While, 13% of the patients taking allopurinol (active ingredient) when asked were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied, leaving 6% of patients feeling either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied when it came to the information and guidance they received with their medication.

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