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Uric Acid (Definition)

Uric acid is a naturally-occurring waste product produced by the body. Humans are not very good at getting rid of uric acid, and in some people it builds up and causes a form of joint pain (usually ...Read more


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I have high uric acid in my blood, 8.45. Doctor prescribed me Allopurinol. How long should I use it to lower my uric acid? Thank you.

I have high uric acid in my blood, 8.45. Doctor prescribed me Allopurinol. How long should I use it to lower my uric acid? Thank you.

Hyperuricemia: While (very painful) gout is due to high uric acid levels, asymptomatic hyperuricemia (high levels w/o symptoms of disease) is not a disease per se. In fact, 2/3 of those w/high uric acid levels will never develop disease. However, you're playing w/fire. But rather than take medication, consider staying hydrated & potentially eating a low purine diet (not very tasty). Check level if you take meds ...Read more

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Can I take colchicine alone as a preventative for gout? Will it lower uric acid levels or must I take with either Allopurinol or Uloric?

Colchicine: Colchicine alone is effective in diminishing gout. Yes. Allopurinol is not mandatory but of course helps. Also, avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...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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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?

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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What are the side effects of taking allopurinol like zyloric to reduce uric acid?

What are the side effects of taking allopurinol like zyloric to reduce uric acid?

Very few: Allopurinol has been around for a long time and is safe for most. People with kidney failurs are at higher risk of allergic reactions including rashes. There is a very rare hypersensitivity syndrome which can be fatal. ...Read more

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I have taken two blood tests on nov 12 and march 13. My uric acid levels is up from 440 to 502 umol/l is it ok to take allopurinol? I never had attack

I have taken two blood tests on nov 12 and march 13. My uric acid levels is up from 440 to 502 umol/l is it ok to take allopurinol? I never had attack

Yes, but why?: If you have never had gout, I would just try to change your diet to decrease your uric acid level. Every medication can cause side effects. If there is no reason to start a medication, try to adjust lifestyle to improve your health and avoid starting medications. ...Read more

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Can tsart 20 and. Allopurinol can be taken together. I have 140/90 blood pressure and uric acid level 6?

Please defineTsart20: WE will need more information to answer this. You can run a Medication interaction with allopurinol but would need to define theTsart 20. I I tried to google it but could not get a defination. ...Read more

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Does or can Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause "high" uric acid levels? Dr put me on Allopurinol but I don't have gout or never have had.

Does or can Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause "high" uric acid levels? Dr put me on Allopurinol but I don't have gout or never have had.

Metabolic problem: Elevated uric acid levels besides gout attacks, possibly may also lead severe systemic problems, as some times my deposit in the eyes retinal vessels, heart muscle blood vessels of other critical areas, to prevent these comp, actions your doctor wants the levels down, always get hydrated drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

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I have been put on a long term treatment for elevated uric acid with 1 tablet Colchicine and 100mg Allopurinol daily. Is the Colchicine necessary?

Usually not: Colchicine is usually reserved for an acute gout attack, not for preventative measures. Allopurinol should be stopped during an acute gout attack, and restarted once the pain has ressolved. Go see your doctor if you have questions about the meds he/she prescribed you. ...Read more

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I am 29 and had gout attack 45 days ago. Serum level uric acid was 8.7.Hav started allopurinol 100mg daily. Is the med safe and can be affective for it?

Yes: Allopurinol has been around for many years and has proven to be safe and effective for high uric acid levels. I believe 100mg daily is a low dose. Up to 600mg per day can be taken. I would recommend a repeat uric acid blood test. If still elevated discuss increasing the dose with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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72 yrs old woman is on Zyloric (allopurinol)100 mg/day for excess uric acid pblm but still has pain around ankle area).Should medication be increased?

72 yrs old woman is on Zyloric (allopurinol)100 mg/day for excess uric acid pblm but still has pain around ankle area).Should medication be increased?

Not the issue: Allopurinol will not help with the pain. It is a preventive medicine and changing the dose may bring on an attack. She need anti-inflammatory for pain. ...Read more

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Bi-lateral Knee pain. My uric acid was at 10.7 mg/dl but no swelling or redness. I have to take allopurinol for a month. Can I replace with supplements?

Elevated uric acid-: - (gout), runs in families if you have minimal symptoms consider yourself lucky. The potential is there for a full blown gouty attack. Even a short lived attack can damage joints. I had an acute attack in my toe from onset 2 end of it was 8 hours. Ruined through metatarsal pylangeal joint & had surgery on it. I take allopurinol every day since, no trouble. Stopping it sets you up for this 2 occur. ...Read more

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Uric acid is up 440>502 umol/l despite my gout diet. Never had an atk. I eat only1400 cals, 3 l water, and 3 hour workout/day. Should I take alupurinol?

Uric acid is up 440>502 umol/l despite my gout diet. Never had an atk. I eat only1400 cals, 3 l water, and 3 hour workout/day. Should I take alupurinol?

Rx uric acid: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. 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 /foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 4 L /day. If UA stays hi, yes ...Read more

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I have a uric acid level of 8.6. I don't want to start allupurinol. Is there some herbal option. I'm 29 yrs old male. I'm also on Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety?

I have a uric acid level of 8.6. I don't want to start allupurinol. Is there some herbal option. I'm 29 yrs old male. I'm also on Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety?

Unlikely to help: If you do not want medication, try not eat too much meat especially red meat, shell fish, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water. Elevated uric acid is a bad metabolic disease not just painful gout, it will damage blood vessels including coronaries, best advice take medication. ...Read more

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For gout. Do you know of any alternative treatment other then allupurinol to lower uric acid, for prevention of gout episodes?

For gout. Do you know of any alternative treatment other then allupurinol to lower uric acid, for prevention of gout episodes?

Yes: Gout is caused by your body's poor handling of proteins called purines. A diet low in purines certainly helps. Also, stay well hydrated. This helps prevent uric acid kidney stones as well as reduces joint attacks. Anecdotally, cherry juice seems to help as well. Have your uric acid checked regularly and if these methods aren't enough, take Allopurinol or uloric. Gout destroys joints. ...Read more

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How do I lower uric acid levels?

How do I lower uric acid levels?

Uric acid: Whether or not you need to lower your uric acid level depends on whether it is causing problems. The main issue with a high uric acid level is the possibility of having gout attacks. If you are not having negative effects from the elevated uric acid then it is called "asymptomatic hyperuricaemia" and it is generally not felt to be necessary to treat it. Follow-up with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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How can I decrease uric acid level?

See details: Unless you have a history of gout or kidney stones, there is absolutely no need to do anything. Diets have little value in spite of what some doctors will tell you. If you have gout or stones you need to be on allopurinol. ...Read more

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What foods can help to decrease uric acid?

Nothing: Any food that does not contain protein will not contribute to uric acid. Foods high in protein, iron, glucose, and processed sugar are also known to raise uric acid. Nn foods are known to decrease it. Certain drugs like Allopurinol are used to treat gout. ...Read more

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How to lower kidney uric acid index?

How to lower kidney uric acid index?

See details: There is no such thing as a kidney uric acid index. If you have no history of gout or kidney stones, you should do nothing. If you do have one or these issues you should be on meds such as allopurinol. Diets and hydration have little effect on the urine uric acid. ...Read more

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How I can lower uric acid in my blood?

How I can lower uric acid in my blood?

Eat less red meat: You can decrease the risk of gout from elevated uric acid by reducing the amount of red meat, seafood, beer, hard alcohol, and foods and drinks with high-fructose corn syrup in your diet. Low-fat dairy products and foods with complex carbohydrates (whole grains, brown rice, oats) also help. If you develop gout, additional medication may be needed. ...Read more

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Uloric medication does it lower uric acid levels?

Yes: Uloric is a prescription medicine called a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that reduces the production of uric acid in your body. Uric acid buildup can lead to gout or kidney stones.

Uloric is used to treat high blood concentrations of uric acid in patients with gout.

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Are there any foods that help lower uric acid for gout?

Are there any foods that help lower uric acid for gout?

Black cherries?: Some people swear by eating fresh black cherries, 5-6 per day, they have reduced their uric acid level and the frequency of gout attacks. I don't know of any proof that black cherries work, but it seems like a harmless healthy option. ...Read more

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What are the foods good to decrease uric acid? Are curd, coconut & milk good for uric acid?

Wrong approach: Uric acid levels have little to do with diet, though a few foods, notably organ meats, contain so much uric acid that they can drive the values up and alcohol can raise uric acid. The internet is full of total junk, and whoever told you that coconut lowers uric acid simply made it up in order to appear learned and perhaps make crooked money. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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How to lower down uric acid.

See below: Medications such as uloric and Allopurinol are the mainstays of medical therapy

losartan or Cozaar has bonus effect of lowering uric acid by 0.5 to 1.0 points.

Weight loss can help as well. ...Read more

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How can I lower my uric acid?

How can I lower my uric acid?

Studies suggest!: Dietary changes do not yield major results. If your uric acid is too high, cutting alcohol and organ meats will help, but you should be on generic Allopurinol or uloric to take your level below 6 mg /dl! Uric acid not only causes gout, kidney stones, but can damage the kidneys! Your profile suggests you have metabolic syndrome, heading for type 2 diabetes, beware! ...Read more

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