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I have been an infrequent gout sufferer since 2011. The past two years attacks have become more frequent. I have been dealing with near constant flares since the end of November. These have been treated with either indocine or prednisone with good results until the meds are gone. Yesterday the doc gave me another prednisone burst with a graduated allopurinol program to follow the treatment of the current flare. (Uric acid levels are currently 7.5) allopurinol treatment starts at 100mg a day for a week followed by 200mg a week then topping out at 300mg a week. Is the graduated program to try to lessen the likelihood of causing another dramatic flare? I didn’t ask her because I hadn’t researched the drug much but I haven’t seen anyone describe such a method in my couple hours of surfing.