High uric acid level

My current uric acid level is 7.5. It stays under control if I take febuxostat as told by doctor. It increases once I stop taking medicine. Should I have to be dependent on medicine lifelong ? Should I have to follow dietry guidelines to control uric acid through out my life?
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Hello there..., Limiting alcoholic beverages and drinks sweetened with fruit sugar (fructose). Instead, drink plenty of nonalcoholic beverages, especially water...Limit intake of foods high in purines, such as red meat, organ meats and seafood....Exercising regularly and losing weight. Keeping your body at a healthy weight reduces your risk of gout....Consult Physician for further advice...
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