Patient/caregiver instructed Allopurinol reduces the production of uric acid in your body. Uric acid buildup can lead to gout or kidney stones. Take once daily as ordered with a full glass of water. Medication may weaknen your immune system, avoid sick persons. Common side effects are vomiting, diarrhea; drowsiness, headache; changes in your sense of taste; or muscle pain. Notify SN/MD if experiencing bothersome or unusual side effects.
Instructed patient about new medication, Allopuriniol, and in S/E, such as drowsiness, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gastritis, rash, alopecia and others.
Instructed patient about the uses of Allopuriniol. This medication is used to treat Gout, hyperuricemia associated with malignancies and calcium calculi.
Instructed patient about Allopuriniol, and why it should be administered with foods to decrease gastrointestinal discomforts. It can be crushed and mixed with foods to help patients with swallowing difficulties.
Instructed patient to increase liquids intake during Allopuriniol treatment.
Instructed in new medication Allopuriniol and in S/E such as drowsiness, fever, headache, paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, neuritis, hypersensitivity vasculitis, necrotizing angiitis, epistaxis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gastritis, taste loss (or perversion, dyspepsia), renal failure, uremia, agranulocytosis, anemia, aplastic anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, leukocytosis, eosinophilia, hepatitis, hepatic necrosis, hepatomegaly, cholestatic jaundice, arthralgia, myopathy, rash, exfoliative, urticarial, and purpuric lesions, erythema multiforme, severe furunculosis of nose, ichthyosis, alopecia, toxic epidermal necrolysis, ecchymoses, chills.