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When to take allopurinol morning or night?

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Brand Names: ·

Drug Class: Hyperuricemia Therapy – Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: · · ·

Brand Names: ·

Drug Class: Hyperuricemia Therapy – Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Does not adversely affect lactation

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
  • Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily
  • Get medical help right away for rash or fever.
  • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
  • Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily
  • Get medical help right away for rash or fever.
  • May make you sleepy. Use caution when driving.
  • May take 4-6 weeks for full benefit of therapy.
  • Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol
  • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor

What are side effects of Allopurinol?Any warnings while using Allopurinol?Does Allopurinol interact with any drugs?Is Allopurinol contraindicated for any condition?How to use Allopurinol?What if you missed a dose of Allopurinol?

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    Precautions

    • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
    • Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily
    • Get medical help right away for rash or fever.
    • Best to take with a meal to lessen stomach upset
    • Drink at least 10 glasses of water daily
    • Get medical help right away for rash or fever.
    • May make you sleepy. Use caution when driving.
    • May take 4-6 weeks for full benefit of therapy.
    • Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol
    • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor

    What are side effects of Allopurinol?Any warnings while using Allopurinol?Does Allopurinol interact with any drugs?Is Allopurinol contraindicated for any condition?How to use Allopurinol?What if you missed a dose of Allopurinol?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Should you stop taking allopurinol? You should stop taking allopurinol immediately and contact your healthcare provider if you develop a rash. Sometimes, a rash is the first sign of dangerous reactions to allopurinol, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a life-threatening skin condition), liver damage,…

    When to start allopurinol? Allopurinol is generally started between 2 and 3 weeks after a gout attack has abated. The recommended dosage is between 100mg and 300mg per day usually in one oral dose. But for some people higher doses of up to 800mg per day may be required initially.

    Can you take allopurinol at night? Because the underlying causes of drowsiness can be important. But, it’s OK to take at night if that suits you . Because allopurinol has a long active period in the body (I won’t bore you with the details unless you ask).

    What is a typical dosage of allopurinol? Allopurinol is one of the rare medicines that does not have a standard dose. Unfortunately, most patients, and many doctors, are not aware of this, and so they look for a standard dose where none exists. Commonly, the common allopurinol dosage is seen as 300 mg per day.

    Why you should keep taking allopurinol during a gout attack?

    Why you should keep taking allopurinol during a gout attack? Allopurinol is a maintenance treatment for gout or high uric acid levels so it should be taken regularly even once a gout attack has resolved. Other treatments (such as NSAIDs or colchicine) are usually prescribed to be taken during an acute gout attack. Seek immediate medical advice if unexplained weight loss or itchiness develop while you are taking allopurinol. Do not drive or operate machinery if allopurinol makes you drowsy or impairs your judgment.

    Can You overdose on allopurinol? Allopurinol Overdose. It is possible for a person to take too much allopurinol (Zyloprim). Although the specific effects are not exactly known, an allopurinol overdose is likely to cause the usual side effects that are possible with this medication. The effects of an overdose will depend on several factors, such as how much was taken.

    What time of day to take allopurinol? Allopurinol comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day, preferably after a meal. To help you remember to take allopurinol, take it around the same time every day.

    Do not stop allopurinol during a gout attack? If you stop taking allopurinol at this stage, you will extend the length of time you risk gout attacks. For this reason, you should not stop taking allopurinol if you have a gout attack. Stopping allopurinol will not change that attack, but it will put you at risk of more attacks than you would otherwise suffer.