5 doctors weighed in:
Should you start taking allopurinol during gout attack?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Allopurinol shouldn't be started(or changed at all) during a gout flare.
It should be started after a flare resolves.

In brief: No
Allopurinol shouldn't be started(or changed at all) during a gout flare.
It should be started after a flare resolves.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: NO !!
Wait until attack has subsided and slowly add Allopurinol to treatment.
This drug mobilizes uric acid (so the kidneys can excrete it) and can bring on or worsen an attack.

In brief: NO !!
Wait until attack has subsided and slowly add Allopurinol to treatment.
This drug mobilizes uric acid (so the kidneys can excrete it) and can bring on or worsen an attack.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No. Allopurinol is
Des--naprosyn, colchicine, Indomethacin as examples.

In brief: No. Allopurinol is
Des--naprosyn, colchicine, Indomethacin as examples.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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