ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable)


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ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable)

ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

ALLOPURINOL (Injection)

ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Aloprim

ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Allopurinol (al-oh-PURE-i-nole) Treats elevations of uric acid in blood and urine.

When To Not Use ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to allopurinol.

How Should You Use ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it will be given.
  • Drink 10 to 12 full glasses of liquids each day unless directed differently by your doctor.
  • Your medicine will be given directly into a vein, usually in your arm or chest. This is called intravenous (in-tra-VEN-us), or IV.
  • A nurse or other caregiver trained to give IV medicines will give your treatment.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or clinic where you get treatments for instructions.

Proper ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using blood thinners (such as Coumadin®), diuretics (such as hydrochlorothiazide), ampicillin, amoxicillin, cyclosporine, azathioprine (Imuran®), or mercaptopurine (Purinethol®).
  • Avoid taking large doses of vitamin C while you are using this medicine.

ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before using this medicine if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, seizures, kidney disease, liver disease, or other medical problems.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy. Be careful when driving a car or using machinery.
  • Stop using allopurinol and call your doctor right away if you notice a skin rash, pain when you use the bathroom (urinate), blood in your urine, irritation of your eyes, or swelling of your lips or mouth.
  • Your doctor may want to test your blood while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.

ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Burning or peeling of skin
  • Joint pain or muscle aches
  • Skin rash, redness, itching or hives
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unexplained chills, fever, or sore throat
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

ALLOPURINOL (Injection) (Injectable) Ratings

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