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I agree with nobody on this. If your not getting any side effects whilst being on allopurinol and your kidney tests seem fine then why risk the possibility of gout attacks? NSAIDs are just temporary corrective relief but not long term preventative treatment.

With regards to medicine for life, well the real question is what choice do you have? You could potentially try an extremely strict diet and check your UA levels whilst on allopurinol then drop your dose to 200mgs and see how your body reacts with another UA test and again to 100mgs and then check levels again but balance this all with life. Is it worth the pain you’ll have to suffer should you get frequent attacks?

James