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Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis that causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints when uric acid builds up in the blood. Discuss topics including symptoms and medical or alternative treatments for gout.

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Med as needed or ongoing?

I have been taking allopurinol at the onset of symptoms, continuing for about a week, the dicontinue till the next occurance. It is usually 6 to 8 weeks apart. Should I be daily?
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Hi there!

Allopurinol is not a symptomatic relief medication like NSAIDS and works by keeping the uric acid levels low, thus preventing episodes. It is usually taken regularly in doses as prescribed by your treating doctor.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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