Allopurinol is an inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, a substance in the body that is responsible for the product of uric acid. It is used to prevent gout, kidney stones, and kidney damage caused by uric acid. It is also used to reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood that occur because of blood disorders associated with cancer such as leukemias and lymphomas.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Zyloprim (allopurinol) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that reduces the production of uric acid. Zyloprim is used to prevent gout attacks by reducing uric acid production; high levels of uric acid may cause gout or kidney stones.
drowsiness, headache, diarrhea, vomiting,stomach discomfort, changes in your sense of taste, or muscle pain.
HOW TO USED ZYLOPRIM (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 8 more glasses (8 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 (e.g., avoiding large amounts of ascorbic acid/vitamin C).
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C. Keep dry.
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