What is Zyloprim and why is it prescribed?Zyloprim is used in the treatment of many symptoms of gout
Drug mehanism: How is it work?
Dosage: How should you take Zyloprim?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication
Special information about this drug
Zyloprim Side effects
|What is Zyloprim and why is it prescribed?Zyloprim is used in the treatment of many symptoms of gout|
| Zyloprim is used in the treatment of many symptoms of gout, including
acute attacks, tophi (collection of uric acid crystals in the tissues, especially
around joints), joint destruction, and uric acid stones. Gout is a form
of arthritis characterized by increased blood levels of uric acid.
Zyloprim works by reducing uric acid production in the body, thus preventing crystals from forming. Zyloprim is also used to manage the increased uric acid levels in the blood of people with certain
|Drug mehanism: How is it work?|
|Zyloprim/Allopurinol is used to lower blood uric acid levels. Uric acid is a breakdown product of purines in foods. Uric acid forms crystals in the tissues of the body to cause the inflammation of gout. Elevated blood uric acid levels can also cause kidney disease and stones. Zyloprim/Allopurinol can be used to prevent uric acid kidney stones and to prevent recurrent gouty arthritis attacks.|
|Dosage: How should you take Zyloprim?|
Take Zyloprim exactly as prescribed. Your doctor will probably start you on a low Zyloprim dosage, increasing it gradually each week until you reach the Zyloprim dosage that is best for you. A typical starting Zyloprim dose is one 100-milligram tablet per day. You may want to take Zyloprim immediately after a meal to minimize the risk of stomach irritation. You should avoid taking large doses of vitamin C because of the increased possibility of kidney stone formation.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication|
|If Zyloprim is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Zyloprim with the following: Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Trimox, Wymox), Ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen), Azathioprine (Imuran), Blood thinners such as Coumadin, Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), Drugs for diabetes, such as Diabinese and Orinase, Mercaptopurine (Purinethol), Probenecid (Benemid, ColBENEMID), Sulfinpyrazone (Anturane), Theophylline (Theo-Dur, Sl,-Phyllin, and others),|
|Special information about this drug|
Special information on Zyloprim; if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; the effects of Zyloprim during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, notify your doctor immediately. Zyloprim should be taken during pregnancy only if it is clearly needed. Zyloprim appears in breast milk; what effect it may have on a nursing baby is unknown.
Caution is advised when Zyloprim is taken during breastfeeding. If you notice a rash or other
|Zyloprim Side effects|
Side effects of Zyloprim cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Zyloprim.
Because a skin reaction, the most common side effect of Zyloprim, may occasionally become severe or even fatal, you should stop taking Zyloprim if you notice even the beginnings of a rash. Such a rash may be itchy or scaly or may make your skin peel off in sheets; it may be accompanied by chills and fever, aching joints, or jaundice.
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