Table 3 Reasons for discontinuation of allopurinol
Reasonn
Attacks ceased9
Patient concern over taking tablets3
Rash1
Deranged liver-function tests1
Patient read that allopurinol can precipitate an acute attack1
Temporary measure during an acute attack1
Rectal bleeding1
Continued attacks1
Only taken during chemotherapy (never for gout)1
Patient did not know2