What is Zyloric (Allopurinol) used for?
Zyloric (Allopurinol) is used in the treatment of gout and kidney stones, as well as being used to help prevent an increase in uric acid levels in patients who are receiving chemotherapy. This drug contains the active ingredient allopurinol, which works by decreasing the quantity of uric acid produced by the body, thereby helping to treat the symptoms of gout and other kidney problems.
How should I use Zyloric (Allopurinol)?
Zyloric (Allopurinol) tablets should be taken orally, after a meal and with a full glass of water. Adults may be directed to take this drug once or twice per day, however the exact dosage varies, depending on the condition being treated. Your physician may start you out on a low dosage, and gradually increase it. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. It is important to note that it may take several months before the full benefits of the drug are noticed. Patients should continue to take this medication unless directed otherwise by their physician.
What are the side effects of Zyloric (Allopurinol)?
You may experience some side effects when taking Zyloric (Allopurinol), such as:
You should consult your physician immediately if any side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as extreme fatigue, pain when urinating, yellowing of the eyes or skin, weight loss, changes in vision or severe abdominal pain.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zyloric (Allopurinol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially liver disease, kidney disease or high blood pressure, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.