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side effects of allopurinol

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Rash top problem: Allopurinol is very effective in controlling the level of uric acid and we use it to help treat gout by lowering the uric acid level and help to pr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Favorable: In most cases it is very well tolerated and controls the production of uric acid reducing the frequency of gouty attacks and eliminating urate deposit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
21 years experience Urology
Diarrhea, Nausea: Diarrhea; nausea. Severe: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mou ... Read More
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
25 years experience Rheumatology
Very few: Allopurinol has been around for a long time and is safe for most. People with kidney failurs are at higher risk of allergic reactions including rashe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Usually not: Cochicine and allopurinol usually not associated with kidney problems
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Allopurinol: Most common is skin rash. May precipitate a gout attack during initiation of therapy.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Rarely: Allopurinol has been available for almost 50 years and has a very low risk of side effects. The major risks are allergic rashes or liver inflammation. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Why doesn't : Your friend discuss this with the prescribing doctor? All risks, benefits and side effects should be discussed when prescribing a medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Lowers uric acid!: Gouty arthritis is not only arthritis, but the potential to damage kidneys and other tissue. Lowering uric acid is the key, not only for gout, but hy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Life Altering ?: There has been evidence to support that, However, the sperm count returns after stopping the gout medication. Best to ask your doctor for all the nitt ... Read More
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