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Drug information on Zyloric (100mg) (Allopurinol) from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Zyloric (100mg)

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic : Allopurinol
Zyloric (100mg) 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. 

Medical Condition(s) for which Zyloric (100mg) may be prescribed

Kidney Stones
Stones in Urinary Tract

Side effects of Zyloric (100mg)

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea and increased level of liver enzymes.

   Metabolic : Acute attacks of gout.

   Skin : Rash.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Zyloric (100mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food./

When is Zyloric (100mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Zyloric (100mg)

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.

Other Precautions for Zyloric (100mg)

Avoid excess dosage.
Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.

Storage Conditions of Zyloric (100mg)

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 25°C) and in an airtight container.

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