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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?
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
Taking indomethacin & colchicines for gout, 10 years. Doctor recommends allopurinol. Says once i start allopurinol, I have to stay on it for life & that i can’t stop taking it. Is this true?
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