Zyloprim

(allopurinol)

3.7/ 5 average rating with 21 reviewsforAllopurinol
Skip to: what to expect sectionSkip to: side effects sectionSkip to: risks and warnings sectionSkip to: common concerns from users and pharmacists

Lowers uric acid levels in blood, and prevents gout flare-ups.

Skip Upsides & Downsides section. Skip to side effects section.

Our bottom line

Zyloprim (allopurinol) works well to prevent gout attacks and is cheaper than some alternatives, but it takes a few weeks to start working.

Quick facts about Allopurinol
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (allopurinol)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 300mg tablets
Determining your location...
$4.00

Upsides

  • Zyloprim (allopurinol) works well to lower uric acid in the body.
  • It is available as a generic medication.

Get the newsletter!

Sign up and get Pill Talk, the latest in health & medicine news from Iodine

Get our free fact sheet

What to expect from Allopurinol, on one page

Download Fact Sheet
People’s experience with Allopurinol

21reviews so far. What do you think?

Downsides

  • Zyloprim (allopurinol) can raise the number of gout attacks in the first few weeks.
  • It can take 2 to 6 weeks to feel the full effects of Zyloprim (allopurinol).
  • Kidney stones can form while taking Zyloprim (allopurinol), so you need to drink a lot of fluids to help prevent this.

Get the newsletter!

Sign up and get Pill Talk, the latest in health & medicine news from Iodine

Get our free fact sheet

What to expect from Allopurinol, on one page

Download Fact Sheet
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 300mg tablets
Determining your location...
$4.00
How it works

Zyloprim (allopurinol) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It lowers uric acid levels in your blood, which can stop gout attacks and kidney stones.

Quick facts about Allopurinol
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (allopurinol)

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Injection
People’s experience with Allopurinol

21reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Zyloprim (allopurinol) for Gout

Skip what to expect section. Skip to side effects section.
Skip side effects section. Skip to risks and warnings section.

Side effect rates for Zyloprim (allopurinol)

Risks and Warnings for Zyloprim (allopurinol)

Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
  • It is common for people to have more gout attacks the first few weeks they start taking Zyloprim (allopurinol). Talk to your doctor so they can prescribe other medicines to stop the attacks from happening.

Common concerns from people taking Zyloprim (allopurinol)

Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
Pregnancy
Food
  • Take with food or milk to prevent an upset stomach.
Kidneys and liver
  • Kidney stones can form while taking Zyloprim (allopurinol), so you need to drink a lot of fluids to help prevent this.
  • Reviewed Allopurinolon 8/29/2017If it was harmful to kidney, not sure.
    66
    Man
    Two years or more
    Gout
Sleep
  • Taking Zyloprim (allopurinol) can make you feel sleepy or dizzy, especially if you're taking other medicines that can also make you feel sleepy, or if you're taking recreational drugs or drinking too much alcohol. Avoid driving or doing other tasks that require concentration until you know how this medication affects you. Get up very slowly from a seated or lying down position.