[at-l] High Altitudes and Medications
garyticknor at starpower.net
Sun Feb 4 21:13:00 CST 2007
Another gout sufferer - my toefelt sympathy. I have taken 100mg
allopurinol in Tibet and Nepal and the Altoplano and encountered no ill
effects. No long hikes, but many short ones, especially in Peru. I had a
fairly constant headache and some nausea in Tibet despite diamox, but I
don't ascribe that to the allopurinol.
Jim Lynch wrote:
> I'm getting ready to go on a backpacking trip which will be above 10,000
> feet. The hike leader has asked if I knew whether my medication
> (allopurinol, 100 mg/day) has any side effects related to altitude. I told
> her I would check. I've got a call into my doctor, but wondered if anyone
> on this list might have some knowledge about this.
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