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    Condition: Gout
    6/2/2015 11:17:32 AM

    Reviewer: Joe, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was taking 100mgs daily over a year. Recently had 2 severe gout flare ups in my right ankle within a 14 day period. Had to take prednisone both times to alleviate the flare ups. Increase dose to 300 mgs. Now I have stomach pain and my left knee is stiff and swolen and is not subsiding. Looks like another call to doctor.

    Condition: Gout
    2/20/2015 5:59:50 PM

    Reviewer: tw, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My husband had gout the gave him a script for allopurinol. It shut my husband kidneys and liver down. They said it was a rare side effect. All the skin pealed off his body called DRESS. Some says it works good not for my husband it was horrible. Not a good drug.

    Condition: Gout
    12/29/2014 11:29:52 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Have been taking for over 30 years. Can't remember the last time I had a gout attack - many, many years ago. Have had no side effects or issues.

    Condition: Gout
    12/9/2014 9:43:51 AM

    Reviewer: Ouch!, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Been on 150mg for a year, less attacks than before, but still too many. So bumped up to 300mg 2 months ago. Now I have pain in my left leg. Doesn't bother me to walk, but I can't sleep on my left side. Dialing back to 15mg... See how this turns out.

    Condition: Gout
    11/12/2014 8:18:12 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    My husband's Doctor told him to stop taking this medicine when he has a gout flare-up. Have any of you ever been told this by your physician?

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