If you are on allopurinol medication for your gout, you should be getting good advice and regular checkups from your doctor. Like myself, I know many of you look for more information on the Internet. That's a good thing if it helps you, but beware of misleading lies and half-truths.
Experience tells me that there is a lot of misinformation about gout, and also opinion masquerading as fact. Sometimes opinions, including my own, turn out wrong, but that is the nature of gout, which needs much more research. Wherever I can, I like to give references for my information, so that you can check it yourself.
I'm so appalled by what I found today when searching for "allopurinol medication", that I'm not going to refer directly to my source, though you can probably search for it yourself using the gout search form at the top and bottom of every page.
One page at the top, or near the top of my search for...