Allopurinol is used to reduce uric acid in pets.

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Allopurinol Basics

Allopurinol requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It reduces uric acid in dogs and cats and prevents acid uroliths, or stones, from forming in the urinary tract. Occasionally, it is used as an alternative treatment for canine Leishmaniasis. It can also used to treat gout in birds and reptiles. This medication acts as a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. Therefore, it keeps xanthine oxidase from converting oxypurines to uric acid. Allopurinol comes in tablets of two different strengths: 100 mg and 300 mg.

Allopurinol  Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Complete the entire prescription unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Dosage and length of administration depend on your pet’s condition and response to treatment. Give this medication with a low purine diet. Check your dog’s treats and foods to make sure they meet this dietary restriction. Give allopurinol with food if your pet experiences GI upset after administering doses.

Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Allopurinol Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Use with caution in pets with low renal or hepatic function. This medication may not be safe for use in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not use in pets with known hypersensitivity to this drug. Allopurinol may interact with some other medications. Therefore, it is important that you inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. This is especially true if your pet is currently taking azothioprine, mercaptopurine, and warfarin. Finally, if you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information

Prescription Strength

100mg, 300mg