BRAND NAME(S): Aloprim

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USES: Allopurinol is used to treat high levels of uric acid in your body. Uric acid can cause gout. This injection is usually given to people with cancer a day or two before receiving chemotherapy. Chemotherapy kills cancer cells and these dead cells can cause very high levels of uric acid in your body (tumor lysis syndrome).

HOW TO USE: Follow all directions for proper mixing and dilution with the correct IV fluids. If you have any questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist. Give this medication by vein (IV) over approximately 30 minutes in a saline (NS) or dextrose (D5W) solution as directed by your doctor. The dosage and schedule is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Drink plenty of water when using this medication. Do not mix this medication solution with any other IV fluids or medications. Consult your pharmacist for more information. This medication should be given 24 to 48 hours before the start of your cancer chemotherapy treatment. Consult your doctor. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist.

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