Any alternatives to allopurinol?

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    hi :)

    im 21 and i have gout its been confirmed by 7 blood tests because my doctors didnt beleive it could be gout because im female, 21 and i have no history of it in my family so they are still having a fight about it because they still seem to think it cant be what it is anyways the question i have is there any alternitive to allopurinol because i really dont want to take it because of the ties it has to steven-johnson syndrome and you have to stay away with people with colds and other illness and that really isnt a option for me

    So if anyone can help i would be so so greatfull because at the moment i am just living with the attacks untill i can find a solution and my doctor is a idiot thank you nhs

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    steven-johnson syndrome is very rare from my understanding.  It scares me too. I have been on AlloP for 1 month and apart from feeling tired I seem to be doing ok.

    Can steven-johnson syndrome occur anytime or is it mainly at the start?

    That said some people have peanut allergy but that does not mean that the whole world stays away from peanuts. So AlloP can be your best friend if you don't react negatively to it.

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    originallyyours said:

    is there any alternitive to allopurinol

    my doctor is a idiot

    I take “uloric” because I cannot take allopurinol. You can read about it at   However, it is a new drug (came out a year or two ago) which means it comes with at least 2 disadvantages:  1) it's still brand name only, so very expensive and 2) having only been out for <2 years, all potential side effects are unknown.  Allopurinol has been around a lot longer and generally has minimal side effects.  I wouldn't avoid Allopurinol because of concerns over a rare side effect, but if you have other reasons, Uloric might be an option for you.

    i think there are a couple other options that others on the site might suggest.  Some people can also manage their uric acid levels with diet, etc.  Just be sure you know what your UA levels are.

    As for the doctor, be sure you are seeing a rheumatologist.


    [from duplicated post] i dont know why he wouldnt share it it may be because he is an idiot is what im guessing

    I think you're guessing right – reluctance to share data is a sure indication that the holder doesn't understand it.


    Just read your post properly, and I see from the NHS reference that your being [mis]treated in the UK.

    Are you near enough Yorkshire for me to send the boys round?Wink

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    he finally shared it today but im not sure if he knew what he was on about after reading what everyone else has said about there gout levels i it has gone from 500 to just under 700 and i dont think somehow he is telling me the right thing or just hasnt read it properly

    he finally referred me to a rheumatologist after i called him a idiot and unfourtunatly im too far south for you to sort him out it would be nice to see him taken down a peg or two though

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