ALLOPURINOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Gout: “I am a middle aged male and have suffered from periodic gout since my late 20’s. I get it in my big toe and the pain is so awful, even the strongest prescription pain killers only dulled it. It seems to be food triggered; in my case, beef and certain fish. Tried eating cherries, drinking pure cherry juice and several preventative medicines. This is the first medication I have taken that has actually worked. Side effects have been minimal. Five months and totally gout free, regardless of diet.”

nlangan1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 3, 2018

For Gout: “I am 50 and this is my first experience with gout which is in my big toe. My uric acid levels were normal but the doctor is still treating it as gout. I was prescribed Allopurinol 300mg tablets. Just got the prescription filled and read the info on the drug. To be honest, it scared me a little with all the possible side effects. That is what brought me here to see how others have done on it.”

T-Bob (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2018

For Gout: “I have had gout now for over 8 years. I’m 45yrs old, 6′ tall and 185lbs. I have not had a very good experience so far with allopurinol. I had uric acid that was up in the 11.0 range and getting regular gout attacks, Would come on and off of it but continued the attacks with and without it.I am currently on 400mg and have had 3 attacks in 6 weeks, ankles, knees, elbow… I am going to continue for another couple months and see where we are. Going for another uric acid test on Monday. I drink alcohol mostly on weekends, have kept off most meat, and recently stopped the beer… will see how that goes.”

Trinigout1972 January 27, 2018

For Gout: “I’m a 47 year old male who was had gout since the age of 21. Over that time period I have made the big mistake of going off my allopurinol numerous times. Most of the time it was because I was too lazy to get to the pharmacy to get a refill. Well here I am again with another gout attack. This will be the last.Allopurinol works! Get on it and don’t miss you refill date!”

Danoc1010 December 13, 2017

For Gout: “41 year old male been dealing with gout for about 5 years now. At first I didn’t know what it was I just started getting pains in my feet. Long story short it progressed into frequent attacks in my ankles with pain beyond belief. I tried all the natural remedies and they helped a little, especially cherry juice, but I was losing the battle. I’ve never been so depressed and I was literally going out of my mind. I finally started allopurinol per my doctor. 100mg at first then 200mg. At first I got more attacks for about a month. But then they subsided and I’ve been attack free since. God send. No side affects but maybe some dry skin. If you are suffering with this try this drug. It could save your sanity it did mine. Just remember it is better to start it between attacks (while you don’t actually have gout) and your gout might get worse before it just goes away”

John1976 August 24, 2017

For Gout: “I experienced attacks of gout from my 20’s on – debilitating pain in a foot joint being the most common symptom. I’d have half a dozen attacks of this per year lasting a few days.I finally went to a doctor in my early 30’s and was put on a daily Allopurinol regime, and I haven’t had an attack since. I’m currently in my mid 60’s.Over the past 6 years I’ve significantly altered my lifestyle, dropped 60 lbs, exercise far more often, and no longer eat meat, so I’m considering asking my doctor if I should try going off the medication. But overall, it has been a blessing to me.”

jahtez (taken for 10 years or more) June 30, 2017

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