I have been using allopurinol for more than 15 years with only occasional gout flares in my left knee and most recently in my right hand. My latest Uric acid id 5.6 . The doctor I saw today told me it was important to STOP taking the allopurinol during a gout flare-up. I have never been told this before and it seems strange that this has never been mentioned. Anybody else ever been instructed to do the same? or different?
Yes, my dr told me the same thing. I went in her office having an attack and told her that I was taking allopurinol. she told me to stop it immediately that it makes the flare up worse. she put me on colchochine.
No, no... you don't stop taking it during an attack. You're not supposed to start taking it for the first time during an attack.
- Allopurinol Information for Consumers
- Allopurinol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Allopurinol (detailed)
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