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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of allopurinol oral.

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Condition: Gout
5/13/2008 6:00:15 PM

Reviewer: Meech, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
6 years ago, I was having about 1 gout attack a month in my feet and ankles, which would last for up to 2 weeks. The attacks were so bad I would end up on the floor in tears. I've broken many bones and had sprains due to my athletic lifestyle. The gout pain is/was by far was the most painful of anything I've experienced. I started on 100 mg of Allopurinol for 2 months, but the attacks stil ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Gout
4/20/2008 5:39:28 PM

Reviewer: jrrules1, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Will this medicine cause liver problems?

Condition: Gout
4/15/2008 8:52:25 AM

Reviewer: blaine0, 55-64 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medication flat out stopped my husbands gout attacks, and reduced his uric acid level to normal range.He had gout attacks back to back for 2 years,now gout free for 2 years.He was not able to start with the 300mg dose,he did 100mg and worked up due to side effects,but it has been worth the effort to get onto this medication.

Condition: Gout
3/25/2008 10:30:23 PM

Reviewer: austin, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
If I take daily and stay away from all shell seafood I have not had any additional flare ups. I would at one time stop taking only to have the gout flare up again. Daily usage has stopped gout flare up

Condition: Gout
3/13/2008 10:36:54 PM

Reviewer: cr122081, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Two years ago my doctor found gout crystals in my knee while doing surgery for what he thought was a flap of cartilage. I have been on 300mg of allopurinol once a day ever since and have not had any major flare ups ever since. Now, I recently had surgery again on the same knee for a different problem and there was no sign of the gout!

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