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Dr. Kevin Moder
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Allopurinol (Overview)

Allopurinol is a medicine used to prevent gout attacks.


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What is allopurinol? What is it for and what does it do?

What is allopurinol? What is it for and what does it do?

Uric acid. : Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Moder
314 doctors shared insights

Allopurinol (Overview)

Allopurinol is a medicine used to prevent gout attacks.


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Can the use of allopurinol cause bph? How is it cured?

Can the use of allopurinol cause bph? How is it cured?

Allopurinol is OK.: Allopurinol does not cause or aggravate bph. BPH may be treated with medications that help to shrink the prostate or eventually with surgery. ...Read more

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How effective is allopurinol to avoid gout?

How effective is allopurinol to avoid gout?

Very!: Allopurinol has been around for some time is is really quite safe. Rare side-effects do occur, but I have not seen them. When Allopurinol is started (or uloric) start at a low dose and work up. Lowering uric acid in the blood to0 quickly will precipate a gout attack, which is a major reason for using pre-dose Colchicine and/or an anti-inflammatory drug.Used properly, gouty arthritis need not be! ...Read more

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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?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Yes, rarely: There are two different 'kidney' concerns with allopurinol. There are some people who have an allergic reaction to this medication at the kidney level but not necessarily any other symptoms... This is called interstitial nephritis. It is also a medication that is cleaned out of the body by the kidneys and therefore as the kidney function becomes less, the dosing needs to be decreased. ...Read more

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Side effects from taking allopurinol?

Allopurinol: Most common is skin rash. May precipitate a gout attack during initiation of therapy. ...Read more

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