27 October 2013
NZ G.P's give this drug to unsuspecting patients. Once given the patient is generally on it for life even though the gout may have gone away within a few days of ingesting this nasty. Allopurinol is a sneaky and relentless killer of the innocent.
Medication can take years to kill
It can take a few or several years for a drug to cause irreparable damage to internal organs, but when it does, it can strike suddenly, without warning. Almost overnight you are likely to suffer severe back pain. Hospitalisation will be necessary. By this time it may be too late and death is imminent.
Destruction of liver and kidneys
This is what happened to an acquaintance of mine. The specialist asked his wife why he was on Allopurinol as there was no sign of gout, and that Allopurinol had destroyed both her husbands liver and kidneys. He was dead within seven days of going into hospital. Many years earlier he had been prescribed Allopurinol for gout in his big toe. The gout disappeared in a few days but his doctor kept prescribing it as a 'preventative' measure. Result a painful death.
On the loose
His doctor is still on the loose, not running from the law but hiding behind it. After successfully killing his patient he no doubt carried on as if nothing was wrong.
This toxic drug is well known to cause a life threatening rash. But a criminal NZ G.P. is so wrapped up in trying to please his drug manufacturing masters, he will not warn his patient of this adverse effect, or play it down with the phrase, “all drugs have side effects”. And if a rash occurs, he will prescribe a cream which cannot address the problem because the rash was caused by a toxic drug,
The treatment will not get rid of the rash permanently, just slow it down for a little time, only to begin another rampage.
About 15 years ago, a lady not far from where I live was prescribed the same drug for a minor gout problem which quickly went away. However, her doctor did not withdraw the drug but continued to give it to her as a 'preventative measure'.
After taking Allopurinol for many years she developed a severe rash which covered most of her body. Treated with a cream she was given some relief.
However, after learning about Allopurinol she stopped taking it. The distressing itchy rash began to disappear. Today she is almost free from the poison.
I have no doubt that if she had continued taking Allopurinol she would have been dead in a few weeks.
Lo and behold
A few months ago, her lovely Doctor' discovered, after draining this grandmother's left 'kidney of about 400ml of pus, that it would have to be removed.
No less than a criminal
The doctor who prescribed the medication is a criminal, as she would have been aware that long term use of this nasty caused the dangerous adverse effects which will kill her.
She knew her patient she was suffering horrendously with the terrible itch and understood what was causing it.
Blood and urine tests would have confirmed kidney damage years before but the drug was not withdrawn. Her Doctor had turned a blind eye, consenting that the 65 year old should suffer horribly.
I don't know if she will make 65 in time to collect her first superannuation payment, as she has clearly been selected for a ride on the NZ Government's slaughter board.
The Doctors clearly possessed a depraved indifference to her health and well being. They should be charged and arrested under a Crimes ACT.
With NZ G.P's there is no such thing as 'monitoring closely' or 'using a drug acutely'.
A NZ doctor will not withdraw this drug even though there has been no sign of gout for years. In fact, doctors are encouraged to prescribe Allopurinol for life! How sick.
Their is a excellent chance that his patient will die after contracting liver/or kidney disease.
He deserves to be in jail and his ill-gotten gains given to the grieving families of his victims.
It is a waste of time seeking help through the Office of the NZ Health and Disability Commissioner – it is riddled with canker worms, rotten to its core.
'FDA's response to most expected risks (to taking prescription drugs) is to deny them and wait until there is irrefutable evidence post marketing, and then simply add a watered down warning in the labelling.
In fact, when patients exhibit drug toxicity, it is usually attributed to an underlying condition which we know is likely to make the drug toxicity worse. This also allows the toxicity to be dismissed as being unrelated to the drug in any way.
Consequently, toxicities are only attributed to the drug when evidence is irrefutable. Thus the majority of cases where there is a contributing factor are simply dismissed.
When you do raise potential safety issues, the refrain that I heard repeatedly from upper management was‚"where are the dead bodies in the street?" Which I took to mean that we only do something if the press is making an issue of it.”