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People usually take allopurinol for life. Because if you need it, you need it.
But you don’t have to take it for life.
People who do not have a very bad uric acid problem and who change their diets, lifestyles and so forth might be able to quit the drug. Others might be able to make do without the drug for a few years before needing it again.

The first step is to figure whether you would need allopurinol, and how badly. And that starts with getting a few blood tests. There are other tests which might be called for as well, depending.

Rich,
I would think: a bit less than a week. But I don’t know exactly because I’ve never gotten several of these tests during the same week.