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Ciprolic 300 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Ciprolic 300 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.

Ciprolic 300 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 Ciprolic Tablet

Side effects of Ciprolic Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ciprolic

  • Skin rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Skin rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Ciprolic 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. Ciprolic 300 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ciprolic Tablet works

Ciprolic 300 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 Ciprolic 300 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ciprolic 300 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
Ciprolic 300 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
Ciprolic 300 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 Ciprolic 300 Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ciprolic 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ciprolic 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ciprolic 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ciprolic 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ciprolic Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ciprolic 300 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 Ciprolic 300 Tablet to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take Ciprolic 300 Tablet with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Ciprolic 300 Tablet.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Ciprolic 300 Tablet.
  • When you first start taking this medicine, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Ciprolic 300 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

Taking Ciprolic with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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sugar is above 300 tell me tablet
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Without seeing the patient how can I priscribe medicine as I need complete medical history and sugar level variation chart. More over online priscription is not allowed.
Control sugar and bp best tablet Sugar 300 and bp170
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
admit in hospital than start treatment
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FAQs

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

Ciprolic 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 Ciprolic?

If you have started taking Ciprolic, 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 Ciprolic, as it can suppress the gouty attacks.

Q. How long does it take for Ciprolic 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 Ciprolic you may experience gouty attacks. Continue taking Ciprolic even if you do not experience any considerable relief from the attacks. Do not stop taking Ciprolic without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe you another medicine along with Ciprolic 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 Ciprolic?

You should refrain yourself from consuming alcohol while taking Ciprolic 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 Ciprolic, unless your doctor has advised otherwise.

Q. Does Ciprolic cause drowsiness?

Yes, Ciprolic 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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