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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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Allopurinol, should I start to take this during a gout attack or once it's cleared. I'm new to gout thanks also will it stop future attacks?

It should B started: As soon as U start Ur uricoseric drugs. Usually colchicine & Probenecid. As this will cause the uric acid in the blood 2 increase, so there will B plenty in the circulation, & allo will keep the metabolism from adding more 2 the equation. ...Read more

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I started allopurinol 2 weeks ago and now have a gout attack should I stop and take colchicine or take both together?

I started allopurinol 2 weeks ago and now have a gout attack should I stop and take colchicine or take both together?

You can: Try both together but if not helping in 24-48 hours stop Allopurinol. take Colchicine alone for 5-7 days then restart Allopurinol. .....hope this is helpful!


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My father is having an adverse reaction to allopurinol. Can he stop taking it before the prescription is finished? He has a fever of 103, is sweating, he's very weak and he's refusing to go to the er.

He: He definitely needs to stop the medication. Inform the prescribing doctor of the reaction. He hopefully is better at this point but if not he needs to see his doctor or go to the er before things get worse. ...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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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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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?

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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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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I have been taking 25mg of 6mp (together with allopurinol) for years and have just stopped. How long until the meds are out of my system?

Should not do this: Allopurinol with 6 MP or AZA are relatively contraindicated because of increased toxicity. Once you stopped the meds, they are out of your system in 2-3 days but effect may linger on ...Read more

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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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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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