Allopurinol and furosemide

Drug Interactions

furosemide and allopurinol interaction

 

Is there an interaction between allopurinol and furosemide [Lasix]?

Allopurinol is a Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitor. It is used to prevent gout, prevent certain types of kidney stones and used in some cancer patients. The medication reduces the amount of uric acid produced in the body. The most common side effects include nausea, rash and diarrhea. Contact your doctor if you develop a rash.

Furosemide (and the brand name Lasix) is a Loop diuretic or water pill. It is used remove excess fluid from the body. Common side effects include dizziness, frequent urination, and rash. Due to the large amount of fluid the medication can remove electrolyte imbalance can occur and sometimes the imbalance can be serious. Your doctor will monitor your levels.




There is a potential for an interaction between allopurinol and furosemide. The Lasix can increase the risk of side effects of allopurinol. If your doctor determines it is in your best interest to use both medications be sure to watch for side effects. Typically, if someone must use both medications they are give at lower doses.

Interactions and side effects can be dangerous, please contact your doctor or pharmacist if you feel you are having problems with your mediations. Always talk to your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.



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