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Alrik 100mg Tablet

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Composition for Alrik 100mg Tablet

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10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Alrik Tablet


Uses of Alrik Tablet

Alrik 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gout.

How to use Alrik 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. Alrik 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Alrik Tablet works

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

In Depth Information on Alrik Tablet

Expert advice for Alrik Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Alrik to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take Alrik at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Alrik.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Alrik.
  • When you first start taking Alrik, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Alrik on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • To ensure that Alrik is working, you may have to undergo blood tests regularly.
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Alrik Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Alrik Tablet
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Alrik 100mg Tablet,
increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
Alrik 100mg 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.
Alrik 100mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human s
tudies 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.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Occasionally drowsiness, dizziness or vertigo, ataxia and visual disturbances, may occur when taking Alrik 100mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
Alrik 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alrik 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Alrik 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alrik 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Capiibine 500mg Tablet, Tenof 300mg Tablet, ZYMURINE 50 MG TABLET, Ramihart 2.5mg Capsule

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 about Alrik Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Allopurinol

Alrik is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Alrik 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 Alrik with Torasemide?
Alrik can be taken with Torasemide. Alrik is sometimes given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torasemide. However, Alrik is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
Q. How is Alrik different from febuxostat?
Both Alrik and febuxostat work in a similar way by lowering uric acid levels. However, as compared to Alrik, febuxostat is seen to be more effective and faster in its action. Also, in patients taking Alrik, 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 Alrik with febuxostat?
Both Alrik 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 Alrik 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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