Zyloprim Uses and Indications:Chemical Name: ALLOPURINOL (al-oh-PURE-i-nole)
Zyloprim is a medicinal drug used to lower high uric acid levels in the bloodstream. It works by inhibiting the excessive production of uric acid. Zyloprim is also prescribed to prevent gout, kidney stones, kidney damage and other adverse effects of high uric acid.
Zyloprim is available in two dosages: Zyloprim 100mg and Zyloprim 300 mg. You can purchase both allopurinol 100mg tablets and 300 mg tablets online at Canada Pharmacy.
Inactive: Lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, etc.
This medication is to be taken orally, once daily or as prescribed by your doctor to achieve optimal results. Take it at the same time each day; it is recommended to swallow it while drinking a full glass of water.
If you are suffering from gout, the medication may be prescribed for several weeks to have an effect. You may still experience gout attacks while Zyloprim removes the excess uric acid. This drug does not relieve pain, for that; consult your doctor for prescriptions.
Some medical conditions coupled with Zyloprim may result in adverse reactions. To avoid such cases, inform your doctor if you have:
- A history of liver and kidney diseases
- High blood pressure
- An unusual diet, if you have been fasting
- Known allergies
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- An addiction, such as that of alcohol and marijuana.
As this drug may cause dizziness, you are cautioned to avoid activities such as driving. You are also advised not to take this medication with other antidepressants as risks of seizures may increase. Weigh the risks and benefits with your specialist.
It is essential that you routinely get medical tests, such as uric blood levels, kidney/liver functions, and complete blood count. If you have kidney stones, you must design a specific diet plan.
This medication is not without any side effects, but some side effects such as an upset stomach, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, and fatigue can be expected as your body adjusts. If you experience the following persistently, consult your doctor:
- Tingling of arms/legs
- Easy bleeding and bruising
- Signs of infections such as fever and sore throat
- Painful and bloody urine
- Severe abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Eye pain, vision disruption
- Signs of kidney issues
- Persistent vomiting and nausea
Allergic reactions to Zyloprim are rare but if you experience symptoms like rashes, itching, swelling, or trouble breathing, inform your specialist immediately.
Product Code: 5307
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