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Allopurinol 100 MG Tablet

Manufactured byUnicure Remedies Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAllopurinol
Description

Allopurinol 100 MG Tablet is an antigout agent that is used for the treatment of gout (a type of arthritis resulting due to the deposition of excess uric acid crystals in the joints). It is also used to treat the increased uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) in patients during cancer treatments. This medicine helps to lower uric acid levels in patients receiving chemotherapy expected to get an elevation of uric acid levels in the blood.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Allopurinol 100 MG Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Change in taste
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Allopurinol 100 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Gout
  • Hyperuricemia Secondary to Chemotherapy
  • Calcium Oxalate Calculi with Hyperuricosuria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 3 days.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Allopurinol or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Allergic reactions

This medicine may cause severe allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling of lips or face, etc. in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hydration

Drink an adequate amount of water (2 liters/day) to increase the urine output and to prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, vertigo, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Asymptomatic hyperuricemia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Azathioprine

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors

Antacids

Disease interactions

Bone marrow suppression

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with or predisposed to bone marrow suppression due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent the formation of kidney stones. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the uric acid levels in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antigout agents, Antihyperuricemic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/23722

Allopurinol: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 24 May 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682673.html

DailyMed - Allopurinol tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 24 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=682dd8b8-fc6e-47c5-95b7-82d7ad96b750

Allopurinol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 15 April 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00437
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Information on this page was last updated on 27 May 2020

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