Allopurinol can be prescribed for the prevention of certain conditions, such as gout and formation of kidney stones. If you are also taking any supplements, vitamins or herbal preparations make sure your doctor knows about each one of them to prevent drug interactions from occurring. Do not share your Allopurinol with no prescription with other people for whom it wasn't prescribed as your dosage is based on your current medical condition, any other drugs you are taking and other medical conditions you have or had in the past. Your dose may be adjusted only if your health care provider thinks it is necessary and you will benefit from it. Drinking alcohol can worsen some of your symptoms and is therefore not recommended. Before taking Allopurinol 100mg make sure your doctor knows about all of your health conditions, such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, as these may interfere with the efficiency of your treatment.
Allopurinol may cause harm to an unborn baby. If you think you may have become pregnant while taking this medicine report it to your health care provider. Some of the side effects caused by this medicine may impair your reactions. Do not get engaged into hazardous activities unless you are sure your reactions are not affected in any way. Serious side effects of this medicine that need to be reported to your health care provider include yellowing of your skin, urinating less than usual, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, bleeding when urinating, numbness, pain, bruising, seizure, from mild to severe skin rash and unusual weakness. Some of the mild serious side effects likely to occur may include but are not limited to joint pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, increased sweating and diarrhea.