Allopurinol is a hyperuricemic agent used to treat gout and to prevent certain kidney stones from reforming. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using Allopurinol provided by your doctor. Take Allopurinol Tablets with food or milk. Drinking Extra fluids while you are taking this medicine is recommended. Check with your doctor or nurse for instructions. Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you experience a skin rash, skin sores, itching, hives, painful urination, blood in urine, fever, irritation of the eyes, or swelling of lips or mouth. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
It may take 2 Weeks or more to receive the full benefit of this medicine. Do not stop taking this medicine without checking with your doctor. This medicine is not useful for relieving an acute gout attack. Before you begin taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. For Women: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. This medicine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Do not share this medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed. Do not use this medicine for other health conditions. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. If using this medicine for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician,pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before taking the product.