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Drug Name: Func.

Class: Indication: Contra: Cautions: Dosage: Onset: Half-Life: Excretion:

allopurinol anti-gout chronic gout hypersensitivity

Preg. Cat:

C-adverse effect in animals risk:benefit

Chem. Class: xanthene oxidase inhibitor

renal hepatic disease, BF, Preg C PO 100-800mg/d 2-3 hr feces and urine Route: Peak: Distrib.: Drug/Food: PO 2-4 hr

Thera Action: inhibits enzyme xanthine oxidase, reducing uric acid sythesis Thera Effect: Interactions: Common: Side Effect: N. Assess: decreased pain increased kidney stones when taken w ammonium chloride, vit C K/Na phospahte HA, N&V, anorexia, malaise neuritis, paresthesia, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, jaundice, renal failure BUN, CBC before starting, uric acid level q2wk, I&O, joint pain level NANDA: decreased mobility, risk for falls, acute pain Thera effect

N. Implement: give w meals

N. Eval: