weeks.The only pain I have now is in the joints of my fingers when I try to make a fist.
Gout is a painful form of arthritis that typically attacks the big toe. Other joints affected include foot, ankle, knee, hand and elbow joints. The onset of gout is usually sudden, causing intense pain, redness and inflammation from the build up of urate crystals within the joint.
Preventative gout medication such as allopurinol is normally lifelong.
If discontinued uric acid levels will usually rise again and attacks of gout are likely to resume.
- Allopurinol Information for Consumers
- Allopurinol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Allopurinol (detailed)
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