Is Ural Powder For Gout Safe?

Is Ural Powder For Gout Safe?

Please see the discussion in the comments below about Ural sachet for gout. Because this started as a discussion about baking soda for gout. But we now know that supplementing diet with baking soda or sodium bicarbonate can be bad for your health. Especially if you have raised blood pressure, which is common in gout sufferers continue reading Ural Sachet For Gout...
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Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects

Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects

I'm often asked about different aspects of gout treatments. Today I answered a question about allopurinol side effects. "Does allopurinol taken for gout contribute to liver damage?", asked a reader from the USA. Most people tolerate allopurinol well, but up to 20% can have adverse reactions. The most serious reactions can involve liver problems. These are thought to be reversible - i.e. affected the liver recovers after allopurinol is stopped. continue reading Liver And Allopurinol Side Effects...
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Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

Can I Stop Taking Allopurinol?

For the latest information about stopping allopurinol, see Is Allopurinol A Lifetime Drug? in the allopurinol pages. Also view Allopurinol for Gout video for the wrong way to stop uric acid treatment. You will find related information in the gout medications pages within the Gout Treatment Help Section. Somebody asked me the other day, "Can I stop taking allopurinol?" The short answer is, "Maybe." Not very useful, so read on for the long answer. First of all understand how allopurinol works. continue reading Withdrawing from Allopurinol...
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Is Minced Meat Food To Avoid With Gout?

Is Minced Meat Food To Avoid With Gout?

I get many questions about gout, from all over the world. Here's one I answered today from Romania about Foods To Avoid With Gout. The original question is preceded by >, and my answer is in italics. > I am from Romania. I have been suffering from gout for almost 4 years and now I am on Allopurinol (200) for more than one year. > As I understand it, if you take allopurinol, you should be able to eat almost anything. What is more important is to have uric acid levels monitored regularly to ensure that you are taking the correct dosage. When you are getting it checked, you should ask your doctor about any changes that you need to make to your diet. Please let me know what he says. > I have read a lot about how bad is minced meat for gout. Is this true and why? Is it bad even if it's chicken minced meat? I like...
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Naproxen (Aleve) For Gout

Naproxen (Aleve) For Gout

Naproxen (often sold under the Aleve brand) is commonly used by gout sufferers to relieve gout pain. It belongs to a class of drugs called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), and so it should never be taken with other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, indomethacin, etc. NSAIDs are not gout-specific, but as gout pain is from inflammation, they are often prescribed by doctors for gout pain relief. As they are widely available OTC (Over The Counter), many gout sufferers make them the first choice for gout remedies. The old forum had a lively discussion about naproxen for gout, but it failed to draw any conclusions about adequate dosing, or the proper place in a gout treatment plan. I want to clear this up and update my Gout Pain Treatment Guide. continue reading Naproxen (Aleve) For Gout...
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Allopurinol Drug Recall

Allopurinol Drug Recall

Allopurinol Drug Recall For Europharm's Purinol Purinol - a brand of allopurinol manufactured by Europharm Labs of Hong Kong - has been recalled. Tests have revealed the presence of a fungus called Rhizopus. Shipments have been refused entry into Macoa. The Department of Health in Hong Kong has withdrawn Purinol from sale, and is investigating other drugs manufactured by Europharm. Please note that this only affects Europharm Laboratories in Hong Kong. The contamination appears to have occurred due to delays in the process of converting the active ingredients mixture into tablet form. It does not affect other manufacturers of allopurinol. Patients receiving Purinol are urged to seek alternative allopurinol supplies from the clinics where there drugs where dispensed. It is vital that you do this immediately, as suspected medicines should never be used, but allopurinol should not be discontinued without the advice of your doctor. Please check your allopurinol packaging immediately. You only need to take action if the medicine was manufactured by Europharm Labs of Hong...
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Graph Uric Acid Level

The first of today's short gout questions is graph uric acid level. It seems a strange question. Graph uric acid level against what? A particular gout treatment? A particular gout diet? Let me explain uric acid levels in general terms, then you can interpret your data against particular aspects of your own gout treatment or lifestyle. The most important thing about uric acid level graphs is (more…)...
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