Why would someone be on allopurinol?

Why would someone be on allopurinol?

Allopurinol is used to prevent or lower high uric acid levels in the blood. It is also used to prevent or lower excess uric acid levels caused by cancer medicines or in patients with kidney stones. A high uric acid level can cause gout or gouty arthritis (joint pain and inflammation).

Does allopurinol have any side effects?

Stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

How much water should you drink with allopurinol?

Swallow the allopurinol tablets with water, ideally after food. You’ll usually take it once a day, but if you’re on a high dose, your doctor may advise you to split the dose and take it twice a day. If your doctor has recommended you take allopurinol with lots of fluid, try to drink 2 to 3 litres of fluids every day.

Should allopurinol be taken in the morning or at night?

Allopurinol Tablets are usually taken once daily. However, if your dose is more than 300mg, your doctor may advise you to take it morning and night after breakfast and dinner for a twice daily dosage. Swallow Allopurinol Tablets with a full glass of water.

Can allopurinol make you gain weight?

Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs. Chest pain or pressure. Liver problems have happened with this drug.

What is the best time of day to take allopurinol?

Allopurinol may be better tolerated if taken with food.

  • If you forget a dose of allopurinol,you do not need to double up the next dose.
  • Discontinue allopurinol at the first appearance of a skin rash,painful urination,blood in the urine,eye irritation,or facial swelling,and seek urgent medical advice.
  • When should I take allopurinol?

    Allopurinol is taken as a tablet once a day. It is usually better to take it just after eating and the tablet should be swallowed with water. It is important to drink plenty of water during the day because this will help you get rid of more urate through your kidneys.

    How much Allopurinol is safe to take?

    The minimum dosage of allopurinol is 100 mg per day and the maximum is 800 mg per day; however, a person should only take 300 mg of allopurinol at one time. For example, a person on 600 mg per day should take 300 mg twice a day.

    Should you stop taking allopurinol?

    feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)

  • diarrhoea
  • feeling dizzy or tired
  • headaches
  • stomach pain