February 8, 2023

Allopurinol is used to treat gout and certain types of kidney stones. It is also used to prevent increased uric acid levels in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. These patients can have increased uric acid levels due to release of uric acid from the dying cancer cells. Allopurinol works by reducing the amount of uric acid made by the body. Increased uric acid levels can cause gout and kidney problems.

Uses allopurinol is used to treat gout in certain types of kidney stones it is also used to prevent increased uric acid levels in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy these patients can have increased uric acid levels due to release of uric acid from the dying cancer cells allopurinol works by reducing the amount of uric acid made by the body increased uric acid

Levels can cause gout and kidney problems how to use allopurinol take this medication by mouth usually once daily or as directed by your doctor take this medication after a meal to reduce stomach upset if your dose is more than 300 milligrams a day you will need to take several smaller doses during the day to get this amount ask your doctor for directions it is best

To drink a full glass of water with each dose and at least eight more glasses eight ounces each of fluid a day if your doctor has directed you to drink less fluid for other medical reasons consult your doctor for further instructions your doctor may also instruct you on how to decrease acid in your urine for example avoiding large amounts of ascorbic acid vitamin c

Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it to help you remember take it at the same times each day for the treatment of gout it may take up to several weeks for this medicine to have an effect you may have more gout attacks for several months after starting this medicine while

The body removes extra uric acid allopurinol is not a pain reliever to relieve pain from gout continue to take your prescribed medicines for gout attacks for example colchicine ibuprofen in domethasin as directed by your doctor tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens side effects stomach upset nausea diarrhea or drowsiness may occur if any of these

Effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects many people using this medication do not have serious side effects tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur

Numbness tingling of arms legs easy bleeding bruising unusual tiredness signs of kidney problems such as change in the amount of urine painful bloody urination yellowing eyes skin severe stomach abdominal pain persistent nausea vomiting dark urine unusual weight loss eye pain vision changes this medication can commonly cause a rash that is usually not serious however

You may not be able to tell it apart from a rare rash that could be a sign of a severe reaction get medical help right away if you develop any rash a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare however get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including fever swollen lymph nodes rash itching swelling especially of

The face slash tongue slash throat severe dizziness trouble breathing this is not a complete list of possible side effects if you notice other effects not listed above contact your doctor or pharmacist precautions before taking allopurinal tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have had a severe reaction to it or if you have any other

Allergies this product may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems talk to your pharmacist for more details before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially of liver disease kidney disease diabetes high blood pressure hypertension unusual diets for example fasting this drug may make

You drowsy alcohol or marijuana cannabis can make you more drowsy do not drive use machinery or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely alcohol may also decrease the effectiveness of this drug limit alcoholic beverages talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana cannabis kidney function declines as you grow older this medication is removed

By the kidneys therefore older adults may be at greater risk for side effects while using this drug during pregnancy this medication should be used only when clearly needed discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor allopurinal passes into breast milk consult your doctor before breastfeeding interactions drug interactions may change how your medications work

Or increase your risk for serious side effects this document does not contain all possible drug interactions keep a list of all the products you use such as prescription non-prescription drugs and herbal products and share it with your doctor and pharmacist do not start stop or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval some products that

May interact with this drug are blood thinners for example workforin cape cytobin scene overdose if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing call 9-1-1 otherwise call a poison control center right away u.s residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 canada residents can call a provincial

Poison control center notes do not share this medication with others laboratory and or medical tests for example uric acid blood levels liver kidney function tests complete blood count may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects consult your doctor for more details if you are taking aloperinol to treat kidney stones you may

Benefit from a special diet consult your doctor for more details miss dos if you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember if it is near the time of the next dose skip the mist dose take your next dose at the regular time do not double the dose to catch up storage store at room temperature away from light and moisture do not store in the bathroom keep all

Medications away from children and pets do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company

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