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I am 29 and had gout attack 45 days ago.serum level uric acid was 8.7.hav started allopurinol 100mg daily. is the med safe and can be affective for it?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Allopurinol is a safe drug and is used for long term gout control.

Answered Jun 24, 2014

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Dr. Leslie Aufseeser answered

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Allopurinol has been around for many years and has proven to be safe and effective for high uric acid levels. I believe 100mg daily is a low dose. Up to 600mg per day can be taken. I would recommend a repeat uric acid blood test. If still elevated discuss increasing the dose with your medical doctor.

Answered Sep 13, 2019

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