Can I use Allopurinol and Advil together?
Allopurinol is a Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor. It is a medication used to prevent gout, prevent kidney stones and treat certain types of side effects associated with cancer treatments. The most common side effects include rash, diarrhea and nausea.
Advil (and the generic ibuprofen) is a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is use to treat pain and fever. Common side effects include swelling, headache and stomach upset.
There is no major drug interaction that has bee identified between allopurinol and Advil. NSAIDs like ibuprofen are often used to treat the pain associated with gout flairs. Even though no interactions have been identified, side effect can still occur.
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you feel you may be experiencing side effects or you are uncertain about which medications may be safe for you to use.