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Dr. Joseph Boland
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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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Can allopurinol take together with simvastatin?

Yes as long as: baseline labs are obtained and side effects monitored ...Read more

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Can you take allopurinol and amoxicillin at the same time?

Can you take allopurinol and amoxicillin at the same time?

Amox & Allopurinol: There is a higher likelihood of developing a rash if you take Amoxicillin and Allopurinol together. It does not appear to occur often enough nor is it serious enough to warrant a change. If you are on Allopurinol and have to be on Amoxicillin for an infection, you can be monitored for a rash. If the rash occurs and is severe, a different antibiotic can be prescribed. The rash may not occur at all. ...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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Should anything be taken with allopurinol to prevent the gout attack?

Should anything be taken with allopurinol  to prevent the gout attack?

Yes.: Lowering uric acid too quickly can cause gout attacks. I usually have patients start with Colchicine 0.6 2x/day, and an antiimflammatory nsaid, such as Meloxicam 15mg. I have patients take these two days before starting allopurinol. I usually drop the Colchicine to one a day after several weeks. Can lower, or diminish the use of nsaids. ...Read more

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High triglycerides so they put me on allopurinol is this going to help?

High triglycerides so they put me on allopurinol is this going to help?

Different: Allopurinol must be being used for something else. It does not treat high triglycerides. Allopurinol should be used for patients that have frequent recurrent gout attacks, kidney stones (only if uric acid stones), for tophi (gout deposits under the skin), gout bone erosions, or with some types of chemotherapy. Allopurinol lowers uric acid in the blood but only is used if one of the above occur. ...Read more

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Can allopurinol cause a sensitivity to the sun leading to severe sunburn?

??: Not generally reported, but Allopurinol is associated with rashes in general and some very severe ones at that. Might be a good idea to stop now and discuss with your doc. No one ever died of an Allopurinol deficiency and gout attack would not be likely if you missed just a few days. ...Read more

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Can I take Allopurinol with rivaroxaban.I have read where Allopurinol increases bleeding.Thanks?

Yes but: I checked for a drug interaction and did not find one but you eed to discuss with your physician sonce other issues with your medical problems and diagnoses that you only your physician will know ...Read more

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I have been taking allopurinol for 1 week. I now have a gout attack. Can i take colchicine as well? I

Wrong order!: Taking Allopurinol during an attack will worsen and prolong it. My regimen is this: establish diagnosis. You can start an nsaid, inject the affected joint(s) with steroids, start colchicine, bid is adequate with the other meds. After three days start Allopurinol 100mg x 1wk, 200mg x 1wk, and then the full dose. The cochicine can be cut back to once daily. ...Read more

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I have been on allopurinol for over 40 years.... Is there a natural way to take out uric acid from the body?

I have been on allopurinol for over 40 years.... Is there a natural way to take out uric acid from the body?

Not that I know of: However, if not done, need to cut down on uric acid intake i.e. No beer, cut down red meat, no caffeine, and search your meds for a cause. Sometimes it is a medicine like long term htcz (hydrochlorothiazide). Also, kidney disease increases chances of gout. ...Read more

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Taking 2x1080mg K-Citra daily, 1x100mg zyloprim, (allopurinol) plus 1x16mg candesartan. Any contra-indications I should be concerned about?

Taking 2x1080mg K-Citra daily, 1x100mg zyloprim, (allopurinol) plus 1x16mg candesartan.  Any contra-indications I should be concerned about?

Careful...: Potassium is not warranted in most cases with candesartan. The latter is an angiotensinogen receptor block and can cause you to retain the excess potassium. Too high a potassium level can be very serious. Review your medications with your physician and your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I've had a gout attack yesterday after 5 years & took Allopurinol 2 X 100mg yesterday & 1 X 100 mg today. No relief. can I take Colchicine also?

I've had a gout attack yesterday after 5 years & took Allopurinol 2 X 100mg yesterday & 1 X 100 mg today. No relief. can I take Colchicine also?

Wrong move: Allopurinol will prolong the attack. Stop it immediately. It is only used on a daily basis to prevent future attacks. Colchicine is not very effective unless it is started very early in the attack. Use an NSAID such as naproxen or indomethacin. ...Read more

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I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?

Yes; possibly: You can stop Colchicine and use Allopurinol alone to prevent recurrent attacks. Keeping your Uric Acid level below 6 with Allopurinol and a low purine diet can reduce your likelihood of attacks in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Zyloprim (Definition)

Zyloprim is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more