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Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THEY MAY WORSEN : Kidney function, so we monitor it via blood tests. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
??: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking allopurinol for 1 week. I now have a gout attack. Can i take colchicine as well?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers