What is Zyloric (Allopurinol) used for?
Zyloric (Allopurinol) is an oral medication prescribed to treat gout or the formation of kidney stones. It operates by reducing the amount of uric acid produced in the body to prevent the buildup of crystal deposits in the joints which cause swelling, pain, and inflammation. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zyloric (Allopurinol)?
Zyloric (Allopurinol) should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once daily, but your individual dosage and frequency of administration will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a large glass of water along with a meal or snack to prevent nausea. Never alter the form of the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Be sure to ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Zyloric (Allopurinol)?
Side effects that may appear while using Zyloric (Allopurinol) include:
Tell your physician about any symptoms that worry you or if more serious side effects occur such as painful urination, sore throat, any sign of a skin rash, tingling sensations, sensitive skin, urinary retention, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These may require immediate medical attention or adjustments to your dosage to prevent further health problems.
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.