Reply To: Joint stiffness with Allopurinol

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Keith Taylor
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It’s a very bad idea to start allopurinol at 300mg per day. The safe way to start allopurinol is 100mg. Then, 2-4 weeks later get blood tests for uric acid, kidney function, and liver function. If test results are OK, increase allopurinol to 200 mg. Then repeat until uric acid is safe.

The attacks that you are getting now are because your uric acid is too high. So, new crystals are forming.

Uric acid crystal dispersment - where can they go?

Uric acid crystal dispersment – where can they go?