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Often used for:
treating high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia)
Allopurinol is given to decrease uric acid in the blood. High levels of uric acid in the blood may be caused by certain cancer medicines. Too much uric acid may cause gout attacks or kidney stones. Patients receiving anticancer therapy that results in tumor lysis syndrome sometimes require allopurinol. This medicine may be given in the clinic, hospital, or at home.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take allopurinol will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.