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Does zyloric cause joint pain and swelling ?

Hi Dear Doctor my uric acid is 8 and i have joint pain and swelling and i want know ; 1. zoloric side effects on Kidney and sex? 2. i drink vodka sam time(1 time in week) must i stope drinking?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Apr 2011
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Hi! Iaware,
As the report suggests you have GOUT.
The medicine ZYLORIC has some side-effects on Kidneys. But not taking it will lead to deposition of uric acid crystals in Kidneys which are more harmful. So considering risk-benefit ratio ZYLORIC can be taken safely.
You must stop drinking. Drinking may cause increase of gout crystals.
Answered: Sun, 17 Apr 2011
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