Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions:
Allopurinol is used for the prevention of urate bladder stones in dogs. Allopurinol is also used to reduce uric acid levels in dogs, cats, reptiles, and birds. High uric acid levels can lead to the formation of bladder stones, especially in Dalmatians. Uric acid stones can also form in joints can cause gout in birds and reptiles. Generally, allopurinol is best administered one hour after meals. Always follow the advice of your pet's veterinarian regarding when to give your pet allopurinol.
Side effects are uncommon, but if side effects do occur, they may involve the following: Upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, and skin rashes.
Allopurinol can interact with several medications. A few of the medications that can interact and cause changes in therapy are: Theophylline, Amoxicillin, Cyclophosphamide, Cyclosporine, and Diuretics (furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, etc.). For a complete list regarding drug interactions, contact your veterinarian. Always let your pet's veterinarian know all of the medications, supplements, or herbal products that you may be giving your pet.
Allopurinol is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.