Reply To: First posting in Personal Gout Diary

Keith Taylor

Steve, can I ask about:

I am trying Allopurinol again to see if I my liver can do better this time. My rheumatologist advised that I start at 100mg a day, go to 200 after two weeks and then 300 after two more additional weeks. Then get tested again.

That seems to say you only get tested after the 2nd dose change. But, safe allopurinol prescribing says you get blood tests after 2 weeks, then change dose according to those results. To clarify, those blood tests should be uric acid; kidney function; and liver function.

So, please can you clarify your exact allopurinol treatment plan.