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Hi Keith, a few days ago I started taking 300mgs of Allopurinol every other day so that my body gets use to the higher dose rather then going straight to 300mgs from 200mgs (also hoping an attack won’t occur if going up slower). Unlucky for me I got caught up in a gout flare today.

I’m assuming I should not go back to 200mgs from tomorrow and stick with 300mgs going forward now correct?

Could it be that the increase to 300mgs caused the flare up and started dissolving more / older crystals?

I would have thought 388 ummol was reasonably safe and another increase wouldn’t “really” be necessary.

It’s the same left toe as before…