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Zyloprim Dosage

Your recommended Zyloprim dosage will vary based on several factors, such as the condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and other medications you are taking. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken one or more times a day. It is generally recommended to take Zyloprim after a meal, to avoid stomach upset.

Zyloprim Dosage: An Introduction

The dosage of Zyloprim® (allopurinol) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • The severity of your condition
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Dosing for Gout

To help avoid a flare-up of gout attacks (which can occur when starting Zyloprim), it is recommended to start at a low dosage for treating gout: Zyloprim 100 mg once daily. After that, your healthcare provider may increase your dose by 100 mg per day each week, until the maximum dose is reached (800 mg daily) or until your uric acid levels are under control (are 6 mg/dL or less). People with kidney disease should take a lower dose, depending on the severity of their kidney problems.
Unlike some gout medications, Zyloprim is taken all the time, because it works to prevent gout attacks (not to treat them). It is usually recommended to take other gout medications along with Zyloprim (when first starting Zyloprim), as it takes a few weeks or months for it to start working. Also, Zyloprim can initially cause gout attacks.
Doses of 300 mg or less can be taken as a single daily dose, but higher doses should be split up into a few (usually two or three) smaller doses per day.
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