Allopurinol (By injection)
Treats high levels of uric acid in the body.
Antigout, Urinary Stone Agent (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Allopurinol injection is used to prevent or treat high uric acid levels in the blood that may be caused by cancer medicines. Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that works by causing less uric acid to be produced by the body.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
Drink 10 to 12 full glasses of liquids each day unless directed differently by your doctor.
Missed dose: Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.
If you have your treatments at a clinic, the staff at the clinic will keep your medicine there.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
If you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how allopurinol works. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:Antibiotics Azathioprine or mercaptopurine Blood thinner, such as warfarin Cyclosporine Dicumarol Diuretic (water pill)
Do not take large doses of vitamin C while you are taking this medicine.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to allopurinol.
This medicine may make you drowsy. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
Summary More details
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
More side effects of this drug
Brand names include
There may be other brand names for this medicine.