In case of missing a dose of Zyloprim, take it as soon as you remember to do so. However, if it's about time to take your next dose, skip the missed one and follow your regular schedule. Never take a double dose at once. Never exceed your dosage! If you suspect an overdose of Zyloprim, seek medical attention immediately.
Keep Zyloprim safe from heat, moisture, and light. Store this product at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children. Keep safe from pets.
In order to minimize the risk of a gout onset, you should stay away from purine-rich foods (e.g., liver, kidneys, lentils, anchovies, sweetbreads, sardines). You should also avoid wine and beer.
Large doses of vitamin C, taken simultaneously with Zyloprim treatment may enlarge the risk of kidney stone formation.
Zyloprim treating may be combined with intake of colchicine and/or an anti-inflammatory drug, (e.g., Anaprox, Indocin) that will relieve gout. When you start taking regular doses of the Zyloprim, and gout onsets do not occur for a while, your doctor may advice you to quit taking extra preparations.
If you take medicine, providing the excretion of uric acid in the urine (it may be probenecid (Benemid) or sulfinpyrazone (Anturane), your health care provider may advice you to reduce or stop Zyloprim doses while increasing the dosage.
Zyloprim Side Effectss
Among common side effects that may be caused by this medicine occur nausea, acute attack of gout, diarrhoea, rash.
Talk to your doctor about any disturbing symptoms immediately.
This medicine may cause rash. Stop the therapy and consult with your doctor immediately if you notice signs of it, as it may occasionally become severe or even fatal. You may also notice chills and fever, aching joints, jaundice, or these signs may not occur. Contact your doctor as soon as possible at the first signs of any allergy.
You should not be treating with Zyloprim if you have an allergy to it.
At the beginning of the therapy the gout onsets may be more acute. Onsets will ease and become less serious in a while if you take Zyloprim regularly.
Make sure you inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease, or cases such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Close kidney function monitoring and dosage review may be required in order to prevent aggravation.
Do not drive, operate machinery or perform any activities, requiring high level of attention, before you find out your reaction to Zyloprim. It may cause drowsiness.
Simultaneous usage of Allopurinol with other drugs may be undesired. Do not take any other medicines without having consulted with your health care provider!
Contact your doctor if you are pregnant, have plans for pregnancy, or if you are breast-feeding. The risks and benefits of Zyloprim usage during these periods should be closely discussed. Zyloprim is extracted into the breast milk. The risk for the baby has not been studied.