Allopurinol And Alcohol Debate
August 13, 2011 in Gout Remedies Forum For Gout Treatment
Our most frequently viewed discussion is about allopurinol and alcohol.
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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