Allopurinol tablets 50 mg for hyperuricemia (gout, uric acid level)
What are Allopurinol tablets?
Allopurinol is an isomer of hypoxanthine, a purine, naturally occurring in the body. It ihibits a certain enzyme and interfers with purine metabolism, by this, suppressing uric acid production. Since allopurinol is not a uricosuric drug, it can be used even for patients with impaired kidney function, although in this case a strict monitoring by your doctor will be required.
Allopurinol tablets are effective in reducing uric acid levels in the blood. Because of this, the drug helps treat hyperuricemia caused by gout and hypertension associated with hyperuricemia. Most of patients achieve the required serum urate levels within 30 days.
Active principles: allopurinol
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Nisshin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Indications: hyperuricemia caused by gout and hypertension accompanied by hyperuricemia
How to take
Adults should take 4-6 tablets (200-300 mg of active ingredient) a day, dividing into 2-3 doses, after meals.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- At the beginning of treatment with Allopurinol tablets, gout attacks and pain may temporarily increase. However, the patient should not adjust the dose or stop taking the medicine without consulting their doctor.
- Unless a patient has a heart or kidney disease, they should drink plenty of water to increase the urine volume.
- If an allergic reaction occurs, patients needs to stop taking the medicine and consult with their doctor.
- If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.