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Allopurinol Facts and Concerns
Allopurinol Facts and Concerns

Allopurinol Introduction

This is a hub page for all allopurinol articles. However, it might not include all allopurinol articles that are relevant to you. So you should also use the Google Gout Search Engine to find specific allopurinol facts. Or to find ways to resolve your allopurinol concerns.

Allopurinol Article Audiences

Most allopurinol articles are part of GoutPal's Gout Patient Plan. Especially since allopurinol is recommended by rheumatologists as the first-line treatment for controlling excess uric acid.

That Patient Plan also includes most side effects articles. However, fear of side effects prevents some gout sufferers initiating uric acid treatment. Similarly, poor management of allopurinol side effects causes some gout patients to withdraw treatment. So I include those articles in GoutPal's Gout Victim Plan.

Finally, some articles compare allopurinol with lifestyle changes or complementary alternatives. So I include those articles in GoutPal's Gout Student Plan.

Types of Allopurinol Article

Within each of the GoutPal Plans, I identify facts and concerns...

Allopurinol Facts

These facts support recommendations and associated options within each plan. Each article identifies its specific purpose. But in general, these articles identify treatment options that you should discuss with your professional health advisers.
Allopurinol Side EffectsDo you worry about allopurinol side effects? Then you need the latest facts about adverse events. Also, how to resolve uric acid treatment concerns with your doctor. Get allopurinol side effects info to help manage your gout.
Allopurinol and AlcoholCan you take allopurinol and alcohol together? You must understand how alcohol affects your uric acid treatment. Get the facts about alcohol with allopurinol.
Allopurinol AlternativesThis will be a new list of all alternatives to allopurinol. In the meantime, use Google Gout Search Engine or see Allopurinol Alternatives.
Colgout and AllopurinolThere are several discussions about colchicine together with allopurinol. So I will draw these into a comprehensive explanation. In the meantime, use Google Gout Search Engine.
Allopurinol DosingAll allopurinol dosing has to be adjusted by your doctor to match your stage of uric acid treatment. So my comprehensive guide will explain the options you must discuss with your doctor at each stage (starting, debulking, and maintenance). In the meantime, use Google Gout Search Engine or see Starting Allopurinol – Dosing Guidelines.
Allopurinol ImagesThis topic is waiting your input to see exactly which type of allopurinol images you are interested in. So please leave feedback as described at the end of this page. In the meantime, use Google Gout Search Engine.
Allopurinol Shelf LifeI'm waiting for feedback about why shelf life is important to you. Because such concerns are an indication that you are not taking allopurinol in the way it is supposed to be used. In any case, this is a question for your pharmacist.
Allopurinol WithdrawalSince writing Allopurinol Withdrawal, I've become aware of other related facts. So I'm working on extending this topic according to your feedback.

Allopurinol Concerns

These are common concerns about allopurinol that other gout sufferers have identified. Often, we have discussed these concerns. But remember, opinions and experiences of other gout sufferers might not be relevant to your medical situation. So you must discuss your allopurinol concerns with professional health advisers. However, other people's experiences might help you frame those discussions.
What is a Natural Alternative to Allopurinol?

Experiences and opinions about natural alternatives to allopurinol from other gout patients. See how other patients plan uric acid cures with their doctors at natural alternative to allopurinol.

Does Allopurinol Affect the Kidneys?Allopurinol tablets are a must for gout. But what if you also have kidney problems? See if taking allopurinol pills can help if you also have kidney disease.
Should you Stop taking Allopurinol During a Gout Attack?Should you stop taking allopurinol during a gout attack? No, but you need to know how to cope with flares. Get uric acid treatment information now.
What is Allopurinol?What is allopurinol? It is a safe, lifesaving gout treatment that should control gout forever. But gout is personal. See if allopurinol is right for you.
When to Start Allopurinol?When should you start allopurinol? Start immediately, risking extra gout pain, or wait for flares to subside? Get the truth about when to start allopurinol now.
Allopurinol Facts and Concerns
Allopurinol Facts and Concerns

Your Allopurinol

As you can see, I'm reorganizing, reviewing, and republishing lots of allopurinol articles. Because allopurinol affects almost every gout sufferer. Even if you don't take it.

As a minimum, you should learn the "rules" about allopurinol planning, prescribing, and monitoring. Because most rules apply to all uric acid treatment. So, allopurinol-takers need to choose the right options for their personal gout plan. Meanwhile, gout sufferers deciding alternatives to allopurinol must make similar choices for their selected treatment. But all gout sufferers need to discuss those options with their professional health advisers. For example, if you are following any gout diet plan, you must monitor uric acid changes in response to eating pattern changes. Also, you have to discuss starting your gout diet with a dietitian or other health professional. Then you have to adjust your uric acid targets as you progress through debulking to maintenance phase.

Importantly, most gout sufferers mix their favorite aspects of drugs, diet, and complementary medicine. So you might aim for lower allopurinol dosing in conjunction with diet changes and supplements. But you must ensure that these work in harmony by discussing your approach with qualified advisers.

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Your feedback helps me prioritize adding more allopurinol articles. In particular, I'd love to know if you want extra articles in this allopurinol list. But I also need to know about anything you would change to make this page more useful. So please contact me to share your thoughts.

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