Alopur 300mg Tablet

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Composition for Alopur 300mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Alopur Tablet

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Uses of Alopur Tablet

Alopur 300mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gout
It is a long-term treatment to lower blood uric acid levels and to prevent gout attacks. It also prevents and treats calcium kidney stones.
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Side effects of Alopur Tablet

Common

Skin rash.

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How to use Alopur 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. It is better to take Alopur 300mg Tablet with food.

How Alopur Tablet works

Alopur 300mg tablet blocks the enzyme xanthine oxidase involved in the synthesis of uric acid and hence lowers the blood uric acid levels.

In Depth Information on Alopur Tablet

Expert advice for Alopur Tablet

  • Alopur is not a painkiller and it may take a few days to weeks before it starts working. You would need to take additional medicines to relieve your pain and inflammation during this time.
  • You may experience an increase in gouty attacks for first few weeks or months of taking Alopur. However, you must continue to take your medicine during these attacks.
  • Do not stop taking Alopur at once or without talking to your doctor as this may make gout worse.
  • Drink lots of water or fluids while taking Alopur to decrease the risk of kidney stone formation.
  • Get blood uric acid levels checked at regular intervals.
  • Get your liver function tests done before you start taking this medicine and whenever asked by your doctor as Alopur can affect your liver.
  • Alopur can make you feel drowsy. Avoid driving, use of machinery, or any activity that requires you to be alert.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alopur 300mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Alopur 300mg Tablet,
increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alopur 300mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Alopur 300mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Occasionally drowsiness, dizziness or vertigo, ataxia and visual disturbances, may occur when taking Alopur 300mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Alopur 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alopur 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alopur 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alopur 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Valten 300mg Tablet, Epsolin 50mg/2ml Injection, Eldapril 10mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Allopurinol, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alopur 300mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Allopurinol

Alopur is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Alopur belongs to a group of medicines called xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It reduces the amount of uric acid in the body by blocking one of the processes that make it. It is used to treat gout (pain and swelling of the small joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and subsequent deposition in the joints), kidney stones, and to remove uric acid from the body in certain cancers.
Q. Can I take Alopur with Torasemide?
Alopur can be taken with Torasemide. Alopur is sometimes given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torasemide. However, Alopur is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
Q. How is Alopur different from febuxostat?
Both Alopur and febuxostat work in a similar way by lowering uric acid levels. However, as compared to Alopur, febuxostat is seen to be more effective and faster in its action. Also, in patients taking Alopur, a dose adjustment is needed if the patient has mild, moderate or severe renal failure while in the case of febuxostat a dose adjustment may be needed only in patients with severe renal failure.
Q. Can I take Alopur with febuxostat?
Both Alopur and febuxostat are uric acid lowering agents and work in a similar way. So, using both the two medicines together may not be very beneficial and can increase the risk of side effects. However, there have been studies where febuxostat when used with Alopur in patients with refractory gout, was quite effective in providing relief. So, a combined use would be best decided by your treating doctor depending on your condition.
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