It's best to discuss this with your doctor/renal specialist as they will know that status of your existing kidney.
Patients with decreased renal function require lower dosages of allopurinol than normal to control serum urate levels. Therapy should be initiated at reduced dosages with smaller incremental changes in such patients. Additionally, individuals with preexisting renal disease or poor urate clearance have demonstrated a rise in BUN during therapy with allopurinol. Renal failure has also been observed among some with hyperuricemia secondary to neoplastic diseases. Renal function should be monitored during the initial stages of therapy, and the dosage reduced or the drug withdrawn if necessary.
- Allopurinol Information for Consumers
- Allopurinol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Allopurinol (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I was prescibed 100mg allopurinol (for gout) along with Lisinopril 20/hctz 25 (for HTN)Is this safe?
Posted 24 Mar 2012 • 1 answer
Posted 31 Jan 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 18 Dec 2014 • 1 answer
Posted 16 Apr 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 23 Jun 2015 • 1 answer