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    I am 57 year old female and am being treated for gout .  I believe that I had my first attack at 18 years old, but never saw a doctor for it.  I have been suffering with pain for about 1 month after my doctor put me on diruectics for blood pressure.  Doctor xrayed foot then put me on Allopurinol which I have been on for about 2 weeks.  The swelling and pain are still with me.  Pain does go up and down.  Does anyone know about hair loss  with this drug.  I have read that it can cause hair loss.  


    I wouldn't worry about it because although allopurinol CAN cause hair loss, the odds are very slight that it would. There are very few drugs that absolutely CANNOT cause hair loss as this site attests:

    Have you dropped the diuretic? An ACE inhibitor will less likely cause gout and hyperuricemia…IF it works for you and doesn;t cause incessant coughing.

    You should be on an analgesic for pain relief…I recommend colchicine along with the allopurinol at least until your pain stops. Give your doctor a call and ask him to call in an Rx.

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