allopurinol

Child
Uses
  • Antigout Agent
  • Uric Acid Lowering Agent
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • Severe hypersensitivity
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • skin rash
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • hepatotoxicity
  • hypersensitivity
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
Children <6 years; 150 mg daily // Children 6 to 10 years; 300 mg daily // Children >10 years and Adolescents; 600 to 800 mg daily for 2 to 3 days in 2 to 3 divided doses
Monitoring
  • CBC
  • serum uric acid levels every 2 to 5 weeks
  • LFTs
  • BUN
  • serum creatinine or creatinine clearance
  • PT
Source of Suggestion