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A 42-year-old male asked:

Gout: when on allopurinol, can i drink less fluid than recommended (e. g. 1.5 liter a day ) if i alcalize water? what urine ph is a target?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Wrong info: You do not need to hydrate to a certain volume on Allopurinol because this med reduces the production of uric acid and therefore reduces the amount in the urine.

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