- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Zyloprim* used for?
Generic for Zyloprim* (Allopurinol) is used to treat gout, kidney stones, and tophi (uric acid deposits in tissues), which are caused by excessive levels of uric acid in the blood. It is also used to prevent elevated blood uric acid levels in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy. Allopurinol works by reducing the production of uric acid in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Zyloprim*?
The dosage of Generic for Zyloprim* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Zyloprim*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Zyloprim* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Zyloprim*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Zyloprim*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Zyloprim*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Zyloprim*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Zyloprim*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Zyloprim* can interact with blood thinners and antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Zyloprim*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Zyloprim* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Zyloprim* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Zyloprim* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Zyloprim* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Zyloprim* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Zyloprim*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Zyloprim*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Zyloprim* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Zyloprim*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Zyloprim*?
How will Generic for Zyloprim* work in my body?
How should Generic for Zyloprim* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Zyloprim* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Zyloprim* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.