This Allopurinol And Alcohol Debate is closed. If you still have any questions about allopurinol tablets, please read the updated allopurinol and alcohol review. If you still have questions after reading that, please follow the links to ask further questions, or to share your experiences and opinions.
The original allopurinol and alcohol debate is:
Many gout sufferers worry that alcohol might reduce the effectiveness of allopurinol. However, my recent review suggests that the biggest problem facing gout patients on uric acid lowering treatment is ineffective dosing.
It is ridiculous to suggest that alcohol is affecting allopurinol treatment if that treatment is not set at the right level in the first place.
I do not feel I have covered all the aspects of the allopurinol and alcohol debate, but I suggest that a sensible approach is to arrange a proper uric acid lowering management plan, and then only consider alcohol intake if that plan is not working.
Now is the time to collect more views on this, so please add yours below. I would also appreciate any relevant research, if you know of any.
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