Avoid Aspirin, Disprin and all Aspirin containing drugs.
Paracetamol (e.g. Panadol) is safe to take for pain relief.
Avoid all diuretic tablets, which are sometimes used for treating blood pressure or fluid retention.
AVOID THE FOLLOWING FOODS, which are rich in purines, which is known to increase uric acid levels in your blood:
- Excess Alcohol
- Anchovies and Sardines
- Liver, Kidney and Sweetbread
- Game (e.g. Pheasant, rabbit)
- Mussels, herring and fish roe
- Peas, beans and lentils
- Yeast and yeast extract (e.g. Marmite)
- Oatmeal, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower and mushrooms.
- Have only small amounts of red meat
- Have small amounts of seafood and shellfish only
- Keep your weight within the normal range
- Do not smoke
- Have a check-up at least every six to twelve months in The Ashe Street Clinic
- Some people with frequent attacks of gout may require preventative tablet treatment – please discuss this with your Doctor.
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