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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Ask doctor: Allopurinol is a drug given to treat gout, certain types of kidney stones, and can be used during chemotherapy. Whether you can take it is between you and your doctor. You cannot take it without a prescription and a doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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Why does allopurinol treat gout?

Why does allopurinol treat gout?

See below: It lowers the uric acid production in the blood, thereby preventing hyperurecemia and gouty attacks. ...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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Can you take allopurinol while prepping for colonoscopy?

Can you take allopurinol while prepping for colonoscopy?

Yes...: It is often recommended that one avoid anti-inflammatory drugs which may affect blood clotting before GI endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy. But while allopurinol is taken for gout, it is not an anti-inflammatory drug. It reduces the production of uric acid, the substance responsible for gout inflammatory symptoms. You can continue taking allopurinol during your prep. Good luck! ...Read more

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How effective is allopurinol (Zyloprim) for treating gout?

Can be: It can lower uric acid to greatly reduce the frequency of gout attacks. One of the keys to effective use is the monitoring of uric acid levels in the blood. ...Read more

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Can 100 mg allopurinol taken everyday permanently damage kidneys.

No: While it is true that any drug can have side-effects, more and more research shows that high uric acid in the blood is related to kidney damage. Allopurinol lowers uric acid. ...Read more

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Can febuxostat and allopurinol damage my kidneys?

Can febuxostat and allopurinol damage my kidneys?

Yes: Both drugs can have adverse effects on kidney function it is important that while on either of these drugs your kidney and liver function be monitored. ...Read more

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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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Gout sufferer allergic on both allopurinol and probenecid; what's next?

Gout sufferer allergic on both allopurinol and probenecid; what's next?

Two options: Colchicine may control the acute attacks while other medicines are started to lower uric acid levels which will ultimately prevent gout. One choice would be uloric which is a daily pill. If that fails, Krystexxa (pegloticase) is an an option. Krystexxa (pegloticase) is more powerful than other drugs but is given by intravenous infusion every two weeks. ...Read more

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Does allopurinol for gout have affect cardiac disease or cardiac medications?

Possibly: Agree with dr. Namey that the affect of Allopurinol on heart is still uncertain. One study showed improvement in patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure. Also, re drug-drug interaction, Allopurinol can interact with warfarin (coumadin) to increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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For gout attack could I take : diclofenac 50mg, colchicine & allopurinol 100mg, all together?

Allopurinol Chronic: For acute gout Colchicine and diclofenac are reasonable. Do not exceed the recommended dose of Colchicine and stop immediately if diarrhea occurs.
Allopurinol is to prevent chronic gout. Many patients starting Allopurinol will have an acute gout attack because attacks occur when uric acid levels go up or down. To prevent this some patients take Colchicine daily for up to 6 months. ...Read more

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If Hx of gout is it best to take allopurinol or some OTC remedies from Chinese stores (do those even work?) to keep uric acid levels low?

Best to be under the: Care of a doctor. First off allopurinol does not always lower the uric acid levels. A doctor can figure out if you overproduce or underexcrete uric acid. There are also ramifications of gout that one should be under the care of a doc. ...Read more

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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).?

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. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol occasionally while taking allopurinol?

Can you drink alcohol occasionally while taking allopurinol?

Should not: Once in a great while might be ok, but those intervals have a habit of shrinking, so avoid alcohol. Also, alcohol aggravates gout, so should be avoided. ...Read more

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Could allopurinol be taken together with naproxen?

Could allopurinol be taken together with naproxen?

Yes: There are no significant interactions frequently reported between these two medications. That does not mean you could not have an interaction, consult your doctor if symptoms arise. ...Read more

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Can I start taking allopurinol during attack?

Not ideal: If you need to start allopurinol, the ideal time is after a gout flare has fully resolved. For me, the golden rule of Allopurinol is not to change the dose during a flare - don't start, stop, or change at all unless by doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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Has anyone prescirbed zyloprim (allopurinol)?

Yes: Otherwise known as allopurinol, it is a very common drug used in the treatment of chronic gout. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried zyloprim (allopurinol)? What for?

Has anyone tried zyloprim (allopurinol)? What for?

Alloprinol: Used to reduce uric acid levels in the body, thus to treat gout and uric acid kidney stones. Sometimes used to counteract medications which can elevate blood uric acid such as some anti-cancer drugs. Very safe medication which has been used for many decades. ...Read more

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What is allopurinol? What is it for? 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

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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

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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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Purinol (Definition)

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