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can i take methylprednisolone and allopurinol

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: I rarely use Prednisone for any period for gouty arthritis attacks. Sometimes i give steroids within the inflammed joints, which works faster, or giv ... Read More
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Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There is no reason not to take Prednisone at the same time as taking allopurinol.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: There is no problem taking the two drugs together. The Allopurinol should eventually control the gout attacks by lowering the serum uric acid to the p ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
You are correct: You probably are not taking enough of an Allopurinol dose. I would suggest increasing the dose to yield a serum uric acid no greater than 6 mg/dl.
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
It depends: If you have a history of recurrent or chronic gout, or if you continue to have symptoms your doctor might want a better way to treat your gout. Uric ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
If Allopurinol works: If Allopurinol works stay on it but have your kidney function testing done. Uloric is kidney sparing.
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Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High uric acid level: To effectively treat high uric acid (ua) levels you need to see a physician and have a 24 hour urine collection to see how much ua is in it. If it is ... Read More
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Neither of your: diagnoses are treated with intermittent therapy. You should be taking both medications everyday routinely not just when/if you have a flare up. Often ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Ask doctor: Allopurinol is a drug given to treat gout, certain types of kidney stones, and can be used during chemotherapy. Whether you can take it is between you ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Yes, ok : No apparent interaction on my program. Check with pharmacist.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes...: It is often recommended that one avoid anti-inflammatory drugs which may affect blood clotting before GI endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy. Bu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You should remain on Allopurinol permanently or else your serum uric acid will quickly become elevated again. Why are you taking Allopurinol in the fi ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: This would be best answered by your prescribing doctor since they would know your total health history.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes, but why?: If you have never had gout, i would just try to change your diet to decrease your uric acid level. Every medication can cause side effects. If there ... Read More
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