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Doctor insights on: Quitting Allopurinol

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Zyloprim (Definition)

Zyloprim is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more


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What is allopurinol?

What is allopurinol?

Uric acid lowering: Allopurinal is a drug used to treat and prevent gout attacks by lowering the blood uric acid. It is not used for acute episodes but used for long term prevention of attacks of gout. ...Read more

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How is allopurinol taken?

How is allopurinol taken?

Orally: It is a pill that comes in different strengths. The doctor orders tests to make sure that the Allopurinol is lowering the uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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What are effects of allopurinol?

What are effects of allopurinol?

Lowers uric acid!: Gouty arthritis is not only arthritis, but the potential to damage kidneys and other tissue. Lowering uric acid is the key, not only for gout, but hyperuricemia. Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, which decreases the formation of uric acid. It, or the newer uloric, are the long term solutions for increased uric acid with it's consequences. ...Read more

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Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Ask doctor: Allopurinol is a drug given to treat gout, certain types of kidney stones, and can be used during chemotherapy. Whether you can take it is between you and your doctor. You cannot take it without a prescription and a doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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Can I start taking allopurinol during attack?

Not ideal: If you need to start allopurinol, the ideal time is after a gout flare has fully resolved. For me, the golden rule of Allopurinol is not to change the dose during a flare - don't start, stop, or change at all unless by doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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Has anyone prescirbed zyloprim (allopurinol)?

Yes: Otherwise known as allopurinol, it is a very common drug used in the treatment of chronic gout. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Purinol (Definition)

Purinol is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Moder
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Allopurinol (Definition)

Allopurinol is a medicine used ...Read more