Drug Class: Uric acid (xanthine oxidase inhibitor)
Brand Names: Zyloprim
100 to 800 mg daily. Your doctor may adjust your dose so that your blood uric acid level is lower than 6 mg/dL.
Potential Side Effects
Gout flares; hives; itching; rash.
Never start or stop this drug during a flare.
Stop taking medication at the first sign of a rash, which may be a sign of an allergic reaction.
Take immediately after a meal.
Before taking allopurinol, tell your doctor if you use azathioprine (Imuran) or if you have kidney disease. Gout attacks are common when this drug is started. These attacks can be reduced by taking lower doses and by taking the drug with colchicine or NSAIDs.
LAST UPDATED: 03/19/2014