Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR

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Composition for Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR

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Medicine Overview of Lodiric Capsule SR

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Uses of Lodiric Capsule SR

Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR 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 Lodiric Capsule SR

Common

Skin rash.

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How to use Lodiric Capsule SR

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 Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR with food.

How Lodiric Capsule SR works

Lodiric 250mg capsule sr blocks the enzyme xanthine oxidase involved in the synthesis of uric acid and hence lowers the blood uric acid levels.

In Depth Information on Lodiric Capsule SR

Expert advice for Lodiric Capsule SR

  • Lodiric 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 Lodiric. However, you must continue to take your medicine during these attacks.
  • Do not stop taking Lodiric at once or without talking to your doctor as this may make gout worse.
  • Drink lots of water or fluids while taking Lodiric 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 Lodiric can affect your liver.
  • Lodiric 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 Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Lodiric 250mg Capsul
e SR, increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR 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
Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR is safe to use during lactation. H
uman 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 Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in pati
ents with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in pati
ents with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR 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 Lodiric 250mg Capsule SR

Frequently asked questions for Allopurinol

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