Allopurinol Sodium

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Allopurinol Sodium

Drug Info for allopurinol sodium

Allopurinol injection is used to treat high levels of uric acid (a natural substance that builds up in the blood as tumors break down) in people with certain types of cancer who are being treated with chemotherapy medications who cannot take oral allopurinol. Allopurinol is in a class of medications called xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It works by reducing the production of uric acid in the body.

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  • By injection

Injection routeThrow away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

Injection routeIf you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.

Injection routeA nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

Drink extra fluids so you will urinate more often and help prevent kidney problems.

Missed dose: Injection routeCall your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

If you have your treatments at a clinic, the staff at the clinic will keep your medicine there.

This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to allopurinol.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

This medicine may make you drowsy. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Do not breastfeed during treatment and for 1 week after the last dose.

Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, seizures, or other medical problems.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Serious skin reactions, including toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)Liver problemsKidney problemsBone marrow problems.

This medicine may make you bleed, bruise, or get infections more easily. Take precautions to prevent illness and injury. Wash your hands often.

Some medicines can affect how allopurinol works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following: Azathioprine, bendamustine, capecitabine, chlorpropamide, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, fluorouracil, mercaptopurine, pegloticase, theophyllineAntibiotics (including ampicillin, amoxicillin)Blood thinner (including dicumarol, warfarin)Diuretic (water pill)Medicines to treat gout

Do not take large doses of vitamin C while you are taking this medicine.

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.

  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
  • Dark urine or pale stools, loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, yellow skin or eyes
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Bloody or cloudy urine, change in how much or how often you urinate, lower back or side pain, painful or difficult urination
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Drowsiness