My husband saw our G.P. yesterday as he had another flare-up of gout only 4 weeks since the last. Earlier this week he was prescribed the anti-biotic flucloxacillin 500mg 4 times a day and by yesterday his gout had settled down again. Our G.P. decided to give him allopurinol, a mild dose 100mg daily and hopes this will prevent too many attacks. Again it was mentioned the blood thinner Apixaban may be part of his kidney problem but Warfarin would not be suitable as the danger of internal bleeding was much higher. My husband did have an internal bleed many years ago and when first prescribed Apixaban needed to go to ENT to sort out a nose bleed. His next blood test is in 2 weeks time, will see our G.P. a week later. Has anyone else benefited from Allopurinol reducing gout attacks with such a low dose? Thanks.
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