Muscle involvement in long term allopurinol use

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    I have been on allopurinol 400 mg/ day for about 2 years. In the last few months I have had SEVERE weakness in my thigh muscles and discomfort there as well.

    I don’t know if it is related to allopurinol or not.

    I am 71, I do drink a few beers a week (4 or 5). Otherwise reasonably healthy, but I do have daily headaches.

    What do you think ?

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    Keith Taylor
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    Don, I’d love to know what your doctor thinks about this. It’s very important to get annual blood tests when you are on any gout medicine. Three things are important:
    1. Uric acid.
    2. Liver function.
    3. Kidney function.

    Blood test photo

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