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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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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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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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