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A 42-year-old male asked:

Is there a need to take allopurinol every day for gout if uric acid levels are low (although they are low from take the rx, i would presume). ?

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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends...: Based on your lab results Allopurinol dosage should be adjusted as the uric acid levels lower. Many gout medications can be taken as a maintenance dose if it is chronic gout. Check with your doctor who prescribed your meds to adjust the dose or even change the medication.

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