Maintenance Dose : 200 allopurinol 100mg side effects 300 mg orally, once a day, for mild gout or 400 to 600 mg a day in divided doses for moderately severe gout. You should take each dose of allopurinol with a full glass of water.

To reduce the risk of kidney stones forming, you should drink eight to 10 full glasses of fluid every day. Allopurinol FAQQ: My wife is 71, has severe pseudogout, and has developed intractable bilateral wrist pain. A: Pseudogout is a form of arthritis that is brought on by deposits of calcium crystals in the joints. This causes pain, swelling and inflammation of the joint, and sometimes may be accompanied by fever. It is not always clear why people develop pseudogout. Risk factors may include: age, joint injury, and genetic disorders- familial chondrocalcinosis and hemochromatosis.

Q: My last uric acid level was 7. Will allopurinol bring down uric acid levels? A uric acid buildup can lead to gout or kidney stones. Allopurinol is used to treat gout. Common side effects of allopurinol include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and joint pain. According to the prescribing information, allopurinol administration usually results in a decrease of uric acid within 2 to 3 days.

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