Reply To: Allupurinol and beer

Eric Bolvin

Expecting a gout attack after beer

Hi; I’ve got my uric acid under control (4.0 down from 6.2) with allopurinol.
So I am just a normal drinker-3 beers tops. Went out last night and had 3 beers. Should I expect a gout attack? Can I take colchicine to ward it off? How soon after drinking does one get an attack?