Generic Name : Allopurinol Pronunciation : (al oh pure'i nole) Therapeutic Classification : Gout Therapy
India- Aligout Tab, Allgoric Tab, Aloric Tab, Aloriv Tab, Aluno-A Tab, Alur Tab, Alurid Tab, Biorinol Tab, Burin Tab, Ciploric Tab, Edorin Tab, Gurik Tab, Lodiric Suscap, Lodiric Tab, Logout-Sr Suscap, Orlu Tab, Piloric Tab, Purinol Tab, Satric Tab, Swiloric Tab, Urlo Tab, Z-Nol Tab, Zyloric Tab, Zyprinol Sr-Cap, Zyprinol Tab, Zytol Dispertab .
International- Zyloprim. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, prescribed for gout. It is used to treat high uric acid levels in the blood or urine caused by certain types of cancer chemotherapy. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- Gout and Hyperuricaemia- Initial: 100 mg/day, may adjust dose according to response. Max: 800 mg/day.
Prevention of hyperuricaemia associated with chemotherapy treatment or enzyme disorders- 600-800 mg/day, starting 2-3 days before cancer treatment.
IV- Gout and Hyperuricaemia: As Na: 200-400 mg/m2/day. Max: 600 mg/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver diseases, heart problems, bone marrow problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, who are taking other medication, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Monitor kidney and liver function regularly while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea, nausea and increased level of liver enzymes.
Metabolic - Acute attacks of gout.
Skin - Rash.
* Avoid excess dosage.
* Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your physician. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 25°C) and in an airtight container.
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