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I Have Gout How Long Do I Have To Wait From Last Flare To Start Alopurinol
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?
With a flare up from gout, my doctor got me taking allopurinol. Does this make it worse since its already flared up?
Not for acute attack: Allopurinol is used to ocntrol the uric acid level. It is not initiated for an attack, nor is it stopped if you have an attack and you already are on it. It used for long term control of the uric level level -to keep it below 6 as dr villaplana states. For the acute attack therapy includes, aspiration of the joint and inejction, oral colchicine, nsaids or even corticosteroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2nd gout flare is now in ankles on 200mg allopurinol & indomethacin.going on 5 weeks and not getting better. What do I do?
If indeed the : Diagnosis is correct which is made by "tapping" the joint and revealing mono sodium ur ate crystals under polarized microscopy then other mess should be tried like possibly uloric. Allopurinol is for an overproducer of Uris acid, perhaps you are an underexcretor of Uris acid. This can be found out from a 24 hour urine test. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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