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I've been taking allopurinol for almost 6 months now, and I'm kind of concerned about my hydration levels/kidney function. It seems like I really struggle to stay hydrated even if I skip a dose of allopurinol for a day. My urine is really dark yellow, and water just goes right through me in a very short time. If I drink water, my urine is clear for one or two trips to the restroom, but I quickly get dehydrated again in a matter of hours. All I drink is water all of the time, and I drink at least 3-4 liters/day.
I can't help but feel that an underlying kidney problem triggered the gout. Is this a totally normal side effect of allopurinol?
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