Allopurinol side effects

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Hi Apology for long post before I start. I have been on this drug for 15 weeks 100mg blood test after 4 weeks liver readings high, blood test repeated in 4 weeks, reading still high but better, repeated again in 4 weeks reading normal. Blood test was total panel so all vitamins and minerals OK

Appointment with doctor last Friday as not happy with side effects I was still getting, tiredness, sleep problems, and constant feelings of sickness.

For 6 days before appointment I stopped taking the tablets not the recommended path but my choice. All symptoms went in fact I enjoyed my food could taste it.

Doctors answer , reduce dose to 50mg and add Omeprazole blood test in 4 weeks and if necessary to seek further advice from consultant I take 75mg Levothyroxine daily looking to get this checked more then once a year because I have read interactions between these drugs.

After 1 week back on Allopurinol with 20mg Omeprazole feeling ,skicky not as bad but still there, appetite gone.

Any advice

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    I think you should be trying another alternative.

    I had slight tiredness first week or two but other than that no side effects at all. Also 100mg is likely too low a dose anyway... Most are on 300mg I think.

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    I have been on 300mg/dl Allopurinol for 10+ years. Sleepy and extreme fatigue for first few weeks. After that I felt normal and all has been perfect!

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    Nothing specific, but I would ask, is it working, how are your uric acid readings?

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      According to doctor they are good , she said must have got it on first flair , because gout was not what we were looking for blood panel was done to look for RD plus other things and uric acid was just in there.

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      According to doctor they are good , she said must have got it on first flair , because gout was not what we were looking for blood panel was done to look for RD plus other things and uric acid was just in there.

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