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(allopurinol sodium) for Injection
For Intravenous Infusion Only
ALOPRIM (allopurinol sodium) for Injection is the brand name for allopurinol, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. ALOPRIM (allopurinol sodium) for Injection is a sterile solution for intravenous infusion only. It is available in vials as the sterile lyophilized sodium salt of allopurinol equivalent to 500 mg of allopurinol. ALOPRIM (allopurinol sodium) for Injection contains no preservatives.
The chemical name for allopurinol sodium is 1,5-dihydro-4H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-4-one monosodium salt. It is a white amorphous mass with a molecular weight of 158.09 and molecular formula C5H3N4NaO. The structural formula is:
The pKa of allopurinol sodium is 9.31.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/28/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Aloprim Information
- Aloprim Drug Interactions Center: allopurinol sodium iv
- Aloprim Side Effects Center
- Aloprim FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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