October 23, 2014
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Zyloprim

(allopurinol)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00402818 ZYLOPRIM 100MG TABLET
00479799 ZYLOPRIM 200MG TABLET
00402796 ZYLOPRIM 300MG TABLET

How does Zyloprim work? What will it do for me?

Allopurinol is an inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, a substance in the body that is responsible for the product of uric acid. It is used to prevent gout, kidney stones, and kidney damage caused by uric acid. It is also used to reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood that occur because of blood disorders associated with cancer such as leukemias and lymphomas.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Zyloprim?

The recommended dose ranges from 100 mg to 800 mg daily in 1 to 3 divided doses taken after food, depending on the condition being treated.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store at room temperature in a dry place and keep out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Zyloprim come in?

100 mg
Each white, round, biconvex, scored tablet engraved with "ALL" over "100" on one side contains allopurinol 100 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and colloidal silicon dioxide.

200  mg
Each peach, round, biconvex, scored tablet engraved with "ALL" over "200" on one side contains allopurinol 200 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, and Sunset Yellow Aluminium Lake.

300 mg
Each orange, round, biconvex, scored tablet engraved with "ALL" over "300" on one side contains allopurinol 300 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, and Sunset Yellow Aluminium Lake.

Who should NOT take Zyloprim?

Allopurinol should not be given to or taken by anyone who:

  • is allergic to, or who has previously developed a severe reaction to, allopurinol or any ingredients of this medication
  • is a child (except for high levels of uric acid caused by cancer)
  • is a nursing mother (except for high levels of uric acid caused by cancer)

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