A 25-year-old male asked:
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i have taken two blood tests on nov 12 and march 13. my uric acid levels is up from 440 to 502 umol/l is it ok to take allopurinol? i never had attack

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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 is no reason to start a medication, try to adjust lifestyle to improve your health and avoid starting medications.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
No: Unless you get repeated gout attacks, or a type of deforming gout called tophus ions gout or you get uric acid kidney stones, there is no need to take allopurinol.
Answered on Jul 30, 2013
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