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Alopinol 100mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Alopinol 100mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat and prevent gout. Gout happens when there is too much uric acid in your body and it forms into crystals which can appear around your joints and kidneys and cause pain. This medicine helps to keep uric acid levels low.

Alopinol 100mg Tablet should be taken after food. You should keep taking it as recommended by your doctor even when you are not having a gout attack. If you stop, your symptoms may get worse because more crystals form in your joints and kidneys. You can help yourself by making some changes to your diet and drinking plenty of fluids.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine are rash, nausea, and diarrhea. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms. Some people may get a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Talk to your doctor straight away if you get symptoms of liver disease including nausea that does not stop, yellowing skin or eyes, or dark urine.

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have or have had heart failure, heart problems, stroke, kidney or liver disease or thyroid problems. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Check with your doctor. You will be asked for regular blood tests to check that your liver is working properly.

Uses of Alopinol Tablet

Side effects of Alopinol Tablet

Common
  • Skin rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

How to use Alopinol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alopinol 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Alopinol Tablet works

Alopinol 100mg Tablet is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Alopinol 100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alopinol 100mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alopinol 100mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alopinol 100mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Occasionally drowsiness, dizziness or vertigo, ataxia and visual disturbances, may occur when taking Alopinol 100mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alopinol 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alopinol 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alopinol 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alopinol 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alopinol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alopinol 100mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Alopinol 100mg Tablet to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take Alopinol 100mg Tablet with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Alopinol 100mg Tablet.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Alopinol 100mg Tablet.
  • When you first start taking this medicine, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Alopinol 100mg Tablet on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause your gout to flare up.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. What is the best time of the day to take Alopinol?

Alopinol can be taken at anytime of the day but preferably should be taken at the same time each day so that you remember to take it. It is usually prescribed once daily and should be taken after meals. If the dose exceeds 300 mg or if your stomach is upset, you can take it in divided doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Why do I still get gout while taking Alopinol?

If you have started taking Alopinol, you may experience an increase in attacks of gout (severe pain, swelling, and redness). However, these attacks usually become shorter and less severe after several months of therapy. The possible reason for increased attacks could be gradual breakdown of uric acid crystals, causing fluctuations in uric acid levels in the blood. To prevent such painful events, your doctor may advise to take colchicine with Alopinol, as it can suppress the gouty attacks.

Q. How long does it take for Alopinol to lower uric acid levels?

It may take several months before you start feeling better or notice any significant reduction in attacks of gout (severe pain, swelling, and redness). Initially after starting Alopinol you may experience gouty attacks. Continue taking Alopinol even if you do not experience any considerable relief from the attacks. Do not stop taking Alopinol without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe you another medicine along with Alopinol to prevent the initial attacks. It may take up to years for the body to completely get rid of all uric acid crystals.

Q. What if I take alcohol while taking Alopinol?

You should refrain yourself from consuming alcohol while taking Alopinol as this could make your condition worse. Also, you should avoid all foods that are rich source of proteins as it will help to prevent attacks of gout. Consult your doctor for a detailed list of food items which need to be avoided. It is also recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses of water or other fluids while taking Alopinol, unless your doctor has advised otherwise.

Q. Does Alopinol cause drowsiness?

Yes, Alopinol may cause drowsiness in some people. It can even make you feel giddy (dizzy) or you may have problems with coordination. It would be best to avoid driving or operating machinery if you experience these side effects. However, if it is unavoidable then extreme caution should be exercised while performing such tasks.

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