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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Zyloprim (Definition)

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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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