Medicine Overview of Lopnol Tablet DT
Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT is used in the treatment of gout
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT is to be taken with food.
Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.
In Depth Information on Lopnol Tablet DT
- Your doctor has prescribed Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT to reduce episodes of gout attack.
- Take Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT at the same time every day, with or without food.
- Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT.
- Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT.
- When you first start taking Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
- To ensure that Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT is working, you may have to undergo blood tests regularly.
Lopnol Tablet DT related warnings
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT, increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT 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.
Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT 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.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Occasionally drowsiness, dizziness or vertigo, ataxia and visual disturbances, may occur when taking Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT. This may affect your driving ability.
Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Lopnol 300mg Tablet DT, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Lopnol Tablet DT
Lopnol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Lopnol 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 Lopnol with Torasemide?
Lopnol can be taken with Torasemide. Lopnol is sometimes given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torasemide. However, Lopnol is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
Q. How is Lopnol different from febuxostat?
Both Lopnol and febuxostat work in a similar way by lowering uric acid levels. However, as compared to Lopnol, febuxostat is seen to be more effective and faster in its action. Also, in patients taking Lopnol, 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 Lopnol with febuxostat?
Both Lopnol 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 Lopnol 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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Taking Lopnol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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