Reply To: Gout, Heart, and Aspirin

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Keith Taylor

I would say, aspirin shouldn’t have any significant effect because of your allopurinol. Ie, I agree with your doctor. My logic is: where aspirin is causing excess uric acid, it make sense to avoid it if there is an alternative. But, where you are already controlling uric acid, then using aspirin has little or no relevance to gout. Please note that I’m saying this from my understanding of gout and uric acid. I have very little cardiac knowledge. So, I can’t say if there is a better alternative to aspirin.

[I hope you don’t mind, Mauri, but I’ve split this, as I think it deserves a new topic.]