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I have gout. How long do I have to wait from last flare to start alopurinol?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not long
Some doctors wait 2-4 weeks but if you take Colchicine to prevent gout recurrences, your doctor may only wait a week to start allopurinol.

In brief: Not long
Some doctors wait 2-4 weeks but if you take Colchicine to prevent gout recurrences, your doctor may only wait a week to start allopurinol.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
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In brief: Don't need to wait
As long as you take something such as cochicine to prevent gout attacks along with it, you can start Allopurinol right away.
Note that there are different kinds of gout: overproducers and underexcreters. They may be treated differently, a good doctor can help determine which kind you have based on a 24-hour urine test.

In brief: Don't need to wait
As long as you take something such as cochicine to prevent gout attacks along with it, you can start Allopurinol right away.
Note that there are different kinds of gout: overproducers and underexcreters. They may be treated differently, a good doctor can help determine which kind you have based on a 24-hour urine test.
Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Robert Stuart
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