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For how long allopurinol should be used?

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Marvell 23 Dec 2009

Allopurinol can be used long term as a preventative.

ecanton 8 Oct 2011

How long is "long term?
Isn't allopurinol, which have been tested for a long time, safer than ulloric?

Marvell 8 Oct 2011

Some people who suffer from gout badly are on allopurinol for years.

KIDMOSMD 13 Dec 2013

Since the blood level of uric acid in most individuals with gout is the result of overproduction, much like most with high cholesterol, allopurinol or other strategies to maintain the blood uric acid at 6.0mg/dl is continued indefinitely, although may require adjustments with age.

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