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Can allopurinol affect fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding?

It's rare for women to get gout before the menopause, but allopurinol is unlikely to affect fertility.

We don't yet know what effect allopurinol might have on an unborn baby, so you shouldn't take it if you're pregnant. If you're planning a family or become pregnant while taking allopurinol you should discuss this with your doctor.

Some allopurinol will pass into the breast milk and the effects on the baby aren't yet known. Therefore it's recommended that you shouldn't breastfeed if you're taking allopurinol.

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