Tablets: 100 milligrams,
Tablets: 300 milligrams.
Zyloprim is prescribed to treat patients with:
- Erosive destructive gouty joint disease;
- Gouty kidney disease;
- Hard lumps of uric acid deposits in tissues (called tophi);
- Multiple recurrent gout attacks;
- Uric acid stones;
Zyloprim is prescribed to prevent elevation of blood uric acid in patients undergoing chemotherapy for the treatment of certain cancers.
Zyloprim is prescribed in the treatment of many symptoms of gout, including acute attacks, tophi (collection of uric acid crystals in the tissues, especially around joints), joint destruction, and uric acid stones. Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by increased blood levels of uric acid. Zyloprim works by reducing uric acid production in the body, thus preventing crystals from forming.
Zyloprim is prescribed to manage the increased uric acid levels in the blood of people with certain cancers, such as leukemia. It is also prescribed to manage some types of kidney stones.
Should be taken with food to avoid stomach irritation.
Patients should also drink plenty of fluids while taking Zyloprim.
Your doctor will tailor the dosage of Zyloprim individually to control the severity of symptoms and to bring the uric acid levels to normal or near normal.
The usual starting dose is 100 mg once daily. Your doctor may increase your dose by 100 mg per day at 1-week intervals until desired results are attained. The average dose is 200 to 300 mg per day for mild gout and 400 to 600 mg daily for moderate to severe gout. The most you should take in a day is 800 mg.
Recurrent Kidney Stones
The usual dose is 200 to 300 mg daily, divided into smaller doses or taken as one dose.
Management of Uric Acid Levels in Certain Cancers
The usual dose is 600 to 800 mg daily for 2 to 3 days, together with a high fluid intake.
The usual recommended dose for children 6 to 10 years of age is 300 mg daily for the management of uric acid levels in certain types of cancer. Children under 6 years of age are generally given 150 mg daily.
The most frequent adverse reaction to Zyloprimis skin rash. Zyloprim should be discontinued immediately at
the first appearance of rash, painful urination, blood in the urine, eye
irritation, or swelling of the mouth or lips, because these can be a signs
of impending severe allergic reaction, which can be fatal.
Rarely, Zyloprim can cause:
- Bone marrow damage;
Zyloprim side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Acute Attack Of Gout;