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How effective is allopurinol (Zyloprim) for treating gout?

How effective is allopurinol (Zyloprim) for treating gout?

Can be: It can lower uric acid to greatly reduce the frequency of gout attacks. One of the keys to effective use is the monitoring of uric acid levels in the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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Why does allopurinol treat gout?

Why does allopurinol treat gout?

See below: It lowers the uric acid production in the blood, thereby preventing hyperurecemia and gouty attacks. ...Read more

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How effective is allopurinol to avoid gout?

How effective is allopurinol to avoid gout?

Very!: Allopurinol has been around for some time is is really quite safe. Rare side-effects do occur, but I have not seen them. When Allopurinol is started (or uloric) start at a low dose and work up. Lowering uric acid in the blood to0 quickly will precipate a gout attack, which is a major reason for using pre-dose Colchicine and/or an anti-inflammatory drug.Used properly, gouty arthritis need not be! ...Read more

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Gout sufferer allergic on both allopurinol and probenecid; what's next?

Gout sufferer allergic on both allopurinol and probenecid; what's next?

Two options: Colchicine may control the acute attacks while other medicines are started to lower uric acid levels which will ultimately prevent gout. One choice would be uloric which is a daily pill. If that fails, Krystexxa (pegloticase) is an an option. Krystexxa (pegloticase) is more powerful than other drugs but is given by intravenous infusion every two weeks. ...Read more

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Does allopurinol for gout have affect cardiac disease or cardiac medications?

Possibly: Agree with dr. Namey that the affect of Allopurinol on heart is still uncertain. One study showed improvement in patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure. Also, re drug-drug interaction, Allopurinol can interact with warfarin (coumadin) to increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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For gout attack could i take : diclofenac 50mg , colchicine & allopurinol 100mg , all together ?

Allopurinol Chronic: For acute gout Colchicine and diclofenac are reasonable. Do not exceed the recommended dose of Colchicine and stop immediately if diarrhea occurs. Allopurinol is to prevent chronic gout. Many patients starting Allopurinol will have an acute gout attack because attacks occur when uric acid levels go up or down. To prevent this some patients take Colchicine daily for up to 6 months. ...Read more

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If Hx of gout is it best to take allopurinol or some OTC remedies from Chinese stores (do those even work?) to keep uric acid levels low?

Best to be under the: care of a doctor. First off allopurinol does not always lower the uric acid levels. a doctor can figure out if you overproduce or underexcrete uric acid. There are also ramifications of gout that one should be under the care of a doc. ...Read more

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Is there a need to take Allopurinol every day for gout if uric acid levels are low (although they are low from take the Rx, I would presume). ?

Depends...: Based on your lab results Allopurinol dosage should be adjusted as the uric acid levels lower. Many gout medications can be taken as a maintenance dose if it is chronic gout. Check with your doctor who prescribed your meds to adjust the dose or even change the medication. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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