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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Zyloprim (Definition)

Zyloprim is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...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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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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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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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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What are the side effects of taking allopurinol?

What are the side effects of taking allopurinol?

Rash top problem: Allopurinol is very effective in controlling the level of uric acid and we use it to help treat gout by lowering the uric acid level and help to prevent gout attacks. All medications have side effects. The Allopurinol can interact with certain drugs and can have side effects: we look at the skin, liver, kidney and other as sites to monitor. ...Read more

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Should you start taking allopurinol during gout attack?

No: Allopurinol shouldn't be started (or changed at all) during a gout flare. It should be started after a flare resolves. ...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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What is the normal amount of allopurinol to take for gout?

It depends: Your dosage is based on a number of variables: the medical condition being treated, the severity of your condition, how you respond to the medication, other medications you are taking, and other medical conditions you may have. Dosing can range from 100-800 mg/day. Talk to your doctor what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of taking allopurinol?

Favorable: In most cases it is very well tolerated and controls the production of uric acid reducing the frequency of gouty attacks and eliminating urate deposits around joints called tophy.
It can however cause a severe allergic reaction to the point of causing the outer skin to peel off as in severe burn so at first sign of a rash it should be stopped. This is a rare disorder but important to know. ...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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I feel mild itching when I take allopurinol, that's normal?

I feel mild itching when I take allopurinol, that's normal?

Itch & medications: There should not be any itching when taking medications. This may be a form of an allergic reaction. Please see your doctor for an evaluation and possibly a different medication to treat your condition. ...Read more

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Still attack by accute gout even I take Allopurinol everyday and control my diet. Why? What should I do next?

Still attack by accute gout even I take Allopurinol everyday and control my diet. Why? What should I do next?

Chronic gout: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Add colchicine / d ...Read more

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Allopurinol - if you take it regularly for gout (say years), then you have a flare up, should I stop taking it?

Allopurinol - if you take it regularly for gout (say years), then you have a flare up, should I stop taking it?

No: If you're already taking Allopurinol and you get a gout attack, as long as the acute attack is treated you don't need to stop taking allopurinol. Just don't start Allopurinol during an acute attack.

If you stop taking Allopurinol during an attack, you run the risk of getting a new attack when you restart it again. ...Read more

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I've tried limiting purines from a diet perspective. Is there anything anyone has tried before I take allopurinol?

I've tried limiting purines from a diet perspective. Is there anything anyone has tried before I take allopurinol?

NO: Diet is virtually worthless in the treatment of high serum uric acid levels. The only exception is to limit alcohol intake. The longer you delay allopurinol, the more uric acid is deposited in joints, kidneys and blood vessels. ...Read more

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Just got prescribed allopurinol. Side effects list worries me. In your experience how often do bad side effects occur? Thanks!

There are multiple: Serious and common side effects as there are with almost every prescriptive medication, however in practice if the medication interactions and contraindicating medical problems such as kidney disease are avoided the side effects have not been prevalent enough to avoid using. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Purinol (Definition)

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Allopurinol (Definition)

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