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.

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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...

What are the side effects of taking allopurinol like zyloric to reduce uric acid?

Diarrhea, Nausea. Diarrhea; nausea. Severe: severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood in urine or painful urination; dark urine; fever, chills, or sore throat; irritation of the eyes; joint pain; loss of appetite. Read more...
Very few. Allopurinol has been around for a long time and is safe for most. People with kidney failurs are at higher risk of allergic reactions including rashes. There is a very rare hypersensitivity syndrome which can be fatal. Read more...