What is Zyloprim used for?
Zyloprim is an effective medication commonly used to treat gout, a condition where high levels of uric acid in the body result in crystals forming in the joints and skin.
What is the dosage for Zyloprim?
The dose of Zyloprim for treating gout is 200-600 mg daily depending on severity.
What are the side effects of Zyloprim?
Like all medicines, it can potentially cause some side effects. The side effects experienced may vary among individuals and in rare instances, serious skin reactions, reduced blood count and/or liver disorder may occur.
Special use of Zyloprim
Zyloprim is also used for preventing the elevation of blood uric acid in patients undergoing chemotherapy for the treatment of certain cancers and in patients with recurrent calcium kidney stones and elevated uric acid levels.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Zyloprim?
Zyloprim increases blood levels of oral mercaptopurine (Purinethol) and azathioprine (Imuran) by reducing their breakdown in the body.