Allopurinol is used to stop urate urinary (kidney or bladder) stones from forming in dogs. What is Allopurinol? Allopurinol reduces the production of uric acid in the body. Allopurinol helps prevent the formation of bladder stones in dogs that are caused by high levels of uric acid. What are the benefits of Allopurinol? Prevents recurrent urate bladder stones Ideal for canine breeds prone to blood flow abnormalities Formulated for: Dogs How is this medication given? Allopurinol is orally given. How does this medication work? Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allopurinol should be given with food to lessen stomach upset. Allopurinol should be given with lots of water. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. What form(s) does Allopurinol come in? Tablet. Generic Name: Allopurinol Common Brand Name: Zyloprim (GlaxoSmithKline) Dose and Administration: Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. Uses: To prevent bladder stones from occurring in your dog. Possible Side Effects: If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving allopurinol and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives), blood in the urine or pain when urinating, a rash, eye irritation, fever, chills or joint aches or severe nausea or vomiting. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving allopurinol and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences upset stomach or diarrhea, dizziness or drowsiness or an acute attack of arthritis. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal. Drug and Food Interactions: Ampicillin or amoxicillin may increase the risk that a rash may develop. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a thiazide diuretic, azathioprine, drugs used to treat cancer, cyclosporine, warfarin or theophylline. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with allopurinol. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines. This medicine should be given with food to lessen stomach upset. Precautions: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease or if the pet is pregnant or lactating. Inform your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements your pet may be taking while receiving Allopurinol. This medicine should be used in adult dogs only. Do not use in puppies, kittens, or cats. Storage: Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Allopurinol. Size: 300 mg.
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