What Is Allopurinol?
Allopurinol (Zyloprim®) is a prescription medication approved to prevent the following conditions:
High uric acid levels due to cancer treatment
Kidney stones in people with high uric acid levels.
Side Effects of Allopurinol to Report
There are a number of possible side effects with allopurinol that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
A skin rash
Easy bruising or bleeding
Frequent or persistent infections
Signs of liver problems, such as weight loss, appetite loss, itching, and increased liver enzymes
Blood in the urine
Irritation of the eyes
Signs of an allergic reaction, including itching, unexplained swelling of the lips or mouth, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.
Common Side Effects
Less common side effects
Indigestion or heartburn
Unusual sensations (such as burning, pricking, or tingling) in the hands or feet
Taste changes or loss of taste.
Hope this helps... from a caring individual
- Allopurinol Information for Consumers
- Allopurinol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Allopurinol (detailed)
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