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    Condition: Gout
    4/24/2016 11:57:38 PM

    Reviewer: LF47, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Initial attacks of gout were severe in both knees, After cancer operation . Dr prescribed 100 mg Allopurinol once daily and colchyst 0.6 mg daily . Took this for 1 year, and very few gout attaches since, able to walk fairly well with moderate but tolerable pain in both knees. Only take colchyst now when having an attack . Recently have developed problem with dry skin and itching , possible a long ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Gout
    4/11/2016 12:10:39 AM

    Reviewer: ThomasK, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Been taking this drug for 18 months now. Brilliant stuff. I have had two minor flareups which lasted a day. Probably due to an excess of shell fish and red wine. Otherwise this drug has been excellent. Everyone is different and allopurinol may not work for some. I am glad it exists

    Condition: Gout
    3/6/2016 10:34:05 PM

    Reviewer: Fordor, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    A minor listed side effect that caused me huge problems was mental. This drug stopped my mental ability to multitask and to coordinate actions and thinking. This was extremely dangerous when trying to drive, walk, walk down steps, or think about more than one thing at a time. I stopped taking the drug after noticing these problems in about the third or fourth week and the problems cleared up in a ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Gout
    11/30/2015 12:22:55 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have been on this med regularly for over 7 months. The side effects for me included profuse gas, belching, ringing in the ears, (seldom) increase in heartburn (severe)had a little bit of skin peeling at onset. Dr. also prescribed Cholechicine 0.6 mg for 10 days along with the Allopurinol 300mg she started me on. Pain disappeared in 3 days. No more gout attacks but have occ. big toe pain and wi ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Gout
    11/18/2015 11:44:24 PM

    Reviewer: Newlife, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Fluid trapping in the lower extremities should be listed as a severe side effect: it is not! Been on this drug over 6mths and although it lowered my uric acid levels within normal range rather quickly ( noted via blood test ) it punishes you with fluid saturation in the knee and/or calf ankle. Immobilizing you! It isn't a secondary gout attack as many described its a side affect. Stopped taki ... Show Full Comment

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