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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes diarrhea upon drinking water while on Allopurinol?

I take allpurnol for my gout. But over the years I have had diarrhea .. The more I drink water I quickly have diarrhea What gives. If I eat baked chicken or beef same results. I can drink an eight glass of water and either within ten minutes or an hour their are problems. My colonogolists has no idea what is causing the problem. Can the medicine be the issue? Should I stopped the medicine and just drink dark cherry juice?
Wed, 28 Mar 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

In few people allopurinol can cause stomach upset and progressive diarrhea. Other possibilities for diarrhea is
1. Irritable bowel syndrome
2. Malabsorption syndrome
3. Inflammatory bowel disease
4. Food intolerance etcetera
Please consult your physician he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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