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Findlay, OH
A 32-year-old female asked:

My doctor told me i didn't have to take allopurinol everyday. is that correct? i've only ever had gout 2 times in the last 5 years?

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Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Gout: Yes, you can give it a try if you have had only 2 episodes in the last 5 years. You should practice precautions with foods that can precipitate gout. If you start getting episodes again after stopping it, then you will need to stay on allopurinol.

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