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Allopurinol is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Allopurinol is pronounced as: al oh PURE i nole
Allopurinol belongs to hyperuricemia and gout preparations.
Allopurinol is used in the treatment of gout and kidney stones.
Allopurinol is also used to decrease the levels of uric acid in patients receiving cancer therapy.
Allopurinol should not be used in patients hypersensitive to it and in acute gout attack.
Allopurinol is available in the form of tablet and injections.
Allopurinol can be started with 100mg/ day to maximum of 800mg / day according to response for the treatment of gout.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
Allopurinol side effects are
If any of the above side effects become worse or any severe allergic reactions like difficult breathing, chest tightness, swelling of face, lips, mouth stop the allopurinol immediately and consult your doctor.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: May 10, 2012
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