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Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Ask doctor: Allopurinol is a drug given to treat gout, certain types of kidney stones, and can be used during chemotherapy. Whether you can take it is between you and your doctor. You cannot take it without a prescription and a doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Purinol (Definition)

Purinol is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more


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Does allopurinol for gout have affect cardiac disease or cardiac medications?

Does allopurinol for gout have affect cardiac disease or cardiac medications?

Possibly: Agree with dr. Namey that the affect of Allopurinol on heart is still uncertain. One study showed improvement in patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure. Also, re drug-drug interaction, Allopurinol can interact with warfarin (coumadin) to increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interactions with using uricinol? I am on blood pressure medication and allopurinol

Could be: Uricinol s composed of 8 extracts of vegetables and herbs none of which have been shown to help gout that it is advertised for. Also none have been studied and found safe with either allopurinol or blood pressure drugs which have been studied and found effective. Don`t waste your money or be a guinea pig for side effects. ...Read more

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72 yrs old woman is on Zyloric (allopurinol)100 mg/day for excess uric acid pblm but still has pain around ankle area).Should medication be increased?

72 yrs old woman is on Zyloric (allopurinol)100 mg/day for excess uric acid pblm but still has pain around ankle area).Should medication be increased?

Not the issue: Allopurinol will not help with the pain. It is a preventive medicine and changing the dose may bring on an attack. She need anti-inflammatory for pain. ...Read more

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What drug should one take with or before allopurinol?

What drug should one take with or before allopurinol?

Preventive: Colchicine (aka Colcrys in the us), Aleve (naproxen) or other nsaids, or low dose Prednisone are acceptable drugs to prevent gout flares while starting allopurinol. Ask your doctor which is best for you. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together?

No: There are no known interactions between the two drugs however I recommend that you space out the medications when taking them by a few hours so you can monitor for any possible reactions ...Read more

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Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Yes, rarely: There are two different 'kidney' concerns with allopurinol. There are some people who have an allergic reaction to this medication at the kidney level but not necessarily any other symptoms... This is called interstitial nephritis. It is also a medication that is cleaned out of the body by the kidneys and therefore as the kidney function becomes less, the dosing needs to be decreased. ...Read more

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What is allopurinol?

Allopurinol: Allopurinol is a medicine which is used to lower uric acid in body. High uric acid causes gout attacks. ...Read more

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What is allopurinol?

Uric acid lowering: Allopurinal is a drug used to treat and prevent gout attacks by lowering the blood uric acid. It is not used for acute episodes but used for long term prevention of attacks of gout. ...Read more

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What are effects of allopurinol?

What are effects of allopurinol?

Lowers uric acid!: Gouty arthritis is not only arthritis, but the potential to damage kidneys and other tissue. Lowering uric acid is the key, not only for gout, but hyperuricemia. Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, which decreases the formation of uric acid. It, or the newer uloric, are the long term solutions for increased uric acid with it's consequences. ...Read more

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Can I start taking allopurinol during attack?

Not ideal: If you need to start allopurinol, the ideal time is after a gout flare has fully resolved. For me, the golden rule of Allopurinol is not to change the dose during a flare - don't start, stop, or change at all unless by doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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Has anyone prescirbed zyloprim (allopurinol)?

Yes: Otherwise known as allopurinol, it is a very common drug used in the treatment of chronic gout. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried zyloprim (allopurinol)? What for?

Has anyone tried zyloprim (allopurinol)? What for?

Alloprinol: Used to reduce uric acid levels in the body, thus to treat gout and uric acid kidney stones. Sometimes used to counteract medications which can elevate blood uric acid such as some anti-cancer drugs. Very safe medication which has been used for many decades. ...Read more

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What is allopurinol? What is it for? What does it do?

Uric acid.: Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders. ...Read more

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What is allopurinol? What is it for and what does it do?

What is allopurinol? What is it for and what does it do?

Uric acid.: Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders. ...Read more

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Where can I find zyloprim (allopurinol) 100 mg with the best price?

Costco or National: Speaking for myself, I have found costco and the national chains including wal mart tend to have the most competitive prices. ...Read more

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Where can I find zyloprim (allopurinol) 100 mg in an on line drugstore?

Possibly not: Zyloprim (allopurinol) may be too inexpensive, or else too little overall demand for on-line drug stores to be profitable. ...Read more

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Side effects from taking allopurinol?

Allopurinol: Most common is skin rash. May precipitate a gout attack during initiation of therapy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking allopurinol?

What are the side effects of taking allopurinol?

Rash top problem: Allopurinol is very effective in controlling the level of uric acid and we use it to help treat gout by lowering the uric acid level and help to prevent gout attacks. All medications have side effects. The Allopurinol can interact with certain drugs and can have side effects: we look at the skin, liver, kidney and other as sites to monitor. ...Read more

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Why does allopurinol treat gout?

See below: It lowers the uric acid production in the blood, thereby preventing hyperurecemia and gouty attacks. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Moder
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Allopurinol (Definition)

Allopurinol is a medicine used ...Read more