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A 32-year-old female asked:

My doctor told me i don't need to take allopurinol everyday single day, that i can go every other day or every couple days to take it. i've only ever had gout twice in past 5-6 years and i'm 32. is this ok?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Yes: You should listen to your doctor. While oral meds are important, so is your DIET! Including adequate hydration. Find your triggers and avoid them. Common foods to limit or avoid: beef, organ meats, fatty foods, daily, alcohol, shell fish, and rhubarb. Good luck

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