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Billy4352
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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My3 month beagle ate one of my 300 mg allopurinol pills she weighs about 9lbs it was about 1 hour ago. She seems to be fine
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. In cases of an overdose please seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of allopurinol overdose are not known.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
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lindt
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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my spanish rescue dog is to get 100mg allopurinol daily but ive been supplied with 300mg tablets. i know these can be dispersed in water for humans so was going to dissolve in 15mls of water and give him 5ml. can this just be mixed in with his wet food?
ANSWERS (1)
Yes. Allopurinol should be given with meals. Water should be kept available for your pet.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
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granny
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
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Is this medication provided for human use
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This is a human medication used by veterinarians to prevent recurrent bladder stones in dogs.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
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bear
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yellow vomit
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Have your veterinarian examine your pet.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
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sam
Posted 11 years ago
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what is the best type of medication to give your cat if he is vomitting up yellow bile?
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That's a question for your veterinarian. He/she would need to determine what's causing the vomiting.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
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Dawn
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
QUESTION
Is there any medication available to dissolve kidney stones?
ANSWERS (1)
Allopurinol is used in the treatment of urate stones. Struvite stones are dissolved by making the urine acidic. Methio-Form is a urinary acidifier available by prescription. There are diets available to treat struvite stones as well.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 11 years ago
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nornie
Posted 12 years ago
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Medication for calcuim oxalate bladder stones
ANSWERS (1)
Calcium oxalate stones are usually removed surgically. However, with proper diet and drinking plenty of fluids the chance of formation is reduced. Calcium citrate (Urocit-K) is a prescription medication used to reduce formation of calcium oxalate stones.
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Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
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Deb
Posted 13 years ago
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Is there a medication available to disolve bladder stones?
ANSWERS (1)
Uroeze is a prescription medication that aids in dissolving struvite bladder stones.
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Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Posted 13 years ago
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What is Allopurinol?

Allopurinol is used to prevent urate bladder stones. It reduces the production of uric acid in your pet's body. Allopurinol is available in 100 mg and 300 mg scored tablets for easy dosing. This medication is especially helpful for dog breeds prone to blood flow abnormalities. Allopurinol is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • Prevents recurrent urate bladder stones
  • Especially good for breeds prone to blood flow abnormalities
  • Sold per tablet

How does Allopurinol work?

Allopurinol belongs to a class of drugs called xanthine oxidase inhibitors which prevent the accumulation of uric acid. If uric acid accumulates in the body, crystals form in the urine which may congregate to produce kidney or bladder stones.

Cautions:

Allopurinol should be given with meals. It should not be given to pregnant or nursing animals and should not be used in puppies.

Brand Name:

Zyloprim (GlaxoSmithKline)

Generic Name:

Allopurinol

What is the most important thing I should know about allopurinol?

Allopurinol reduces the production of uric acid in the body. Allopurinol helps prevent the formation of bladder stones in dogs that are caused by high levels of uric acid. Allopurinol may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. Allopurinol is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs. Allopurinol is available as 100 mg and 300 mg scored tablets. Allopurinol may cause drowsiness

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving allopurinol to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease or if the pet is pregnant or lactating. Inform your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements your pet may be taking while receiving Allopurinol.

How should allopurinol be given?

The usual initial dose for dogs is 5 mg/lb given with food once a day. Water should be kept available for the pet to drink. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allopurinol should be given with food to lessen stomach upset. Allopurinol should be given with plenty of water. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store allopurinol at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of allopurinol?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on allopurinol?

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of allopurinol overdose are not known.

What are the potential side effects of allopurinol?

Allopurinol may cause drowsiness. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving allopurinol and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), blood in the urine or pain when urinating, a rash, eye irritation, fever, chills or joint aches or severe nausea or vomiting. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving allopurinol and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences upset stomach or diarrhea, dizziness or drowsiness or an acute attack of arthritis. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What should I avoid while giving allopurinol to my pet?

Avoid giving allopurinol to your pet on an empty stomach.

What other drugs will affect allopurinol?

Ampicillin or amoxicillin may increase the risk that a rash may develop. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a thiazide diuretic, azathioprine, drugs used to treat cancer, cyclosporine, warfarin or theophylline. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with allopurinol. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Allopurinol Directions:

  • Allopurinol is a prescription medication used in dogs for the prevention of urate bladder stones.
  • Allopurinol is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs.
  • Allopurinol should be used in adult dogs only. Do not use in puppies, kittens, or cats.
Tip:

Allopurinol should be given with meals. Water should be kept available for your pet. Allopurinol may cause drowsiness.

Allopurinol Dosage:

Allopurinol Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Give 5 mg/lb of dog's body weight once a day with food.
Allopurinol Dosage for Cats
Cats
Do not use!
Allopurinol Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Allopurinol Ingredients:

Allopurinol 100 mg
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Allopurinol 100 mg
Allopurinol 300 mg
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Allopurinol 300 mg

What is Allopurinol?

Allopurinol is used to prevent urate bladder stones. It reduces the production of uric acid in your pet's body. Allopurinol is available in 100 mg and 300 mg scored tablets for easy dosing. This medication is especially helpful for dog breeds prone to blood flow abnormalities. Allopurinol is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • Prevents recurrent urate bladder stones
  • Especially good for breeds prone to blood flow abnormalities
  • Sold per tablet

How does Allopurinol work?

Allopurinol belongs to a class of drugs called xanthine oxidase inhibitors which prevent the accumulation of uric acid. If uric acid accumulates in the body, crystals form in the urine which may congregate to produce kidney or bladder stones.

Cautions:

Allopurinol should be given with meals. It should not be given to pregnant or nursing animals and should not be used in puppies.

Brand Name:

Zyloprim (GlaxoSmithKline)

Generic Name:

Allopurinol

What is the most important thing I should know about allopurinol?

Allopurinol reduces the production of uric acid in the body. Allopurinol helps prevent the formation of bladder stones in dogs that are caused by high levels of uric acid. Allopurinol may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. Allopurinol is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs. Allopurinol is available as 100 mg and 300 mg scored tablets. Allopurinol may cause drowsiness

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving allopurinol to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease or if the pet is pregnant or lactating. Inform your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements your pet may be taking while receiving Allopurinol.

How should allopurinol be given?

The usual initial dose for dogs is 5 mg/lb given with food once a day. Water should be kept available for the pet to drink. Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Allopurinol should be given with food to lessen stomach upset. Allopurinol should be given with plenty of water. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store allopurinol at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of allopurinol?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on allopurinol?

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of allopurinol overdose are not known.

What are the potential side effects of allopurinol?

Allopurinol may cause drowsiness. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving allopurinol and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), blood in the urine or pain when urinating, a rash, eye irritation, fever, chills or joint aches or severe nausea or vomiting. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving allopurinol and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences upset stomach or diarrhea, dizziness or drowsiness or an acute attack of arthritis. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.

What should I avoid while giving allopurinol to my pet?

Avoid giving allopurinol to your pet on an empty stomach.

What other drugs will affect allopurinol?

Ampicillin or amoxicillin may increase the risk that a rash may develop. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a thiazide diuretic, azathioprine, drugs used to treat cancer, cyclosporine, warfarin or theophylline. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with allopurinol. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Allopurinol Directions:

  • Allopurinol is a prescription medication used in dogs for the prevention of urate bladder stones.
  • Allopurinol is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs.
  • Allopurinol should be used in adult dogs only. Do not use in puppies, kittens, or cats.
Tip:

Allopurinol should be given with meals. Water should be kept available for your pet. Allopurinol may cause drowsiness.

Allopurinol Dosage:

Allopurinol Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Give 5 mg/lb of dog's body weight once a day with food.
Allopurinol Dosage for Cats
Cats
Do not use!
Allopurinol Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Allopurinol Ingredients:

Allopurinol 100 mg
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Allopurinol 100 mg
Allopurinol 300 mg
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Allopurinol 300 mg
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Author avatar
Billy4352
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
My3 month beagle ate one of my 300 mg allopurinol pills she weighs about 9lbs it was about 1 hour ago. She seems to be fine
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. In cases of an overdose please seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of allopurinol overdose are not known.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
lindt
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
my spanish rescue dog is to get 100mg allopurinol daily but ive been supplied with 300mg tablets. i know these can be dispersed in water for humans so was going to dissolve in 15mls of water and give him 5ml. can this just be mixed in with his wet food?
ANSWERS (1)
Yes. Allopurinol should be given with meals. Water should be kept available for your pet.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
granny
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
QUESTION
Is this medication provided for human use
ANSWERS (1)
This is a human medication used by veterinarians to prevent recurrent bladder stones in dogs.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
bear
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
QUESTION
yellow vomit
ANSWERS (1)
Have your veterinarian examine your pet.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
sam
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
QUESTION
what is the best type of medication to give your cat if he is vomitting up yellow bile?
ANSWERS (1)
That's a question for your veterinarian. He/she would need to determine what's causing the vomiting.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Dawn
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
QUESTION
Is there any medication available to dissolve kidney stones?
ANSWERS (1)
Allopurinol is used in the treatment of urate stones. Struvite stones are dissolved by making the urine acidic. Methio-Form is a urinary acidifier available by prescription. There are diets available to treat struvite stones as well.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 11 years ago
Posted 11 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
nornie
Posted 12 years ago
Posted 12 years ago
QUESTION
Medication for calcuim oxalate bladder stones
ANSWERS (1)
Calcium oxalate stones are usually removed surgically. However, with proper diet and drinking plenty of fluids the chance of formation is reduced. Calcium citrate (Urocit-K) is a prescription medication used to reduce formation of calcium oxalate stones.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Posted 12 years ago
Posted 12 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Deb
Posted 13 years ago
Posted 13 years ago
QUESTION
Is there a medication available to disolve bladder stones?
ANSWERS (1)
Uroeze is a prescription medication that aids in dissolving struvite bladder stones.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Posted 13 years ago
Posted 13 years ago
Helpful?

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