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Zyloprim Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
- What are the possible side effects of allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
- What is the most important information I should know about allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
- How should I take allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zyloprim)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zyloprim)?
- What should I avoid while taking allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
- What other drugs will affect allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zyloprim)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zyloprim)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Allopurinol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may worsen your condition.
Your doctor may recommend a special diet to help treat your condition. Follow your diet and medication routines very closely.
What other drugs will affect allopurinol (Zyloprim)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- azathioprine (Imuran);
- chlorpropamide (Diabinese);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Sandimmune, Neoral);
- mercaptopurine (Purinethol);
- an antibiotic such as ampicillin (Principen, Omnipen, others) or amoxicillin (Amoxil, Augmentin, Trimox, Wymox);
- a blood thinner such as dicoumarol or warfarin (Coumadin); or
- a diuretic (water pill).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with allopurinol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about allopurinol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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