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A guide to deprescribing allopurinol [Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN)]


Alert at CrCl <30mL/min. It can cause toxicity in older adults with pre-existing renal impairment. i.e. Gastrointestinal, bone marrow, myopathy, and neuropathy.

Resource Links

  • Finkelstein Y et.al. Colchicine poisoning: the dark side of an ancient drug. Review. Clinical Toxicology (2010) 48, 407-414.
  • FDA Label:  COLCRYS


Alert at CrCl <30mL/min. There is a loss of effectiveness.

Resource Links

  • Vargas-Santos AB et.al. Management of Gout and Hyperuricemia in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Sep; 70(3): 422–439.