Reply To: Gout Diary – Gary Cork

Keith Taylor

Yes, you must never stop taking allopurinol once you start it. That is the golden rule of allopurinol that should never be broken.

Except, when you first start, which should be 100mg allopurinol, if you feel you are having a bad reaction to it, contact your doctor immediately. On the label, you should see the warning symptoms that prompt you to stop. Other symptoms might tell you to continue, but tell your doctor.

I won’t bore you with other instances when you might break this golden rule. Because all rules are made to be broken. But, you have to have a complete understanding of the rules, and consequences, before thinking about breaking them.

I’ll start a separate topic about helping you with your gout diary.