Oxyprim Capsule

M. Frank Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Oxyprim NA Capsule

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10 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Oxyprim Capsule


Uses of Oxyprim Capsule

Oxyprim Capsule is used in the treatment of gout.

How to use Oxyprim Capsule

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. Oxyprim Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Oxyprim Capsule works

Oxyprim Capsule is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.

In Depth Information on Oxyprim Capsule

Expert advice for Oxyprim Capsule

  • Your doctor has prescribed Oxyprim to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take Oxyprim at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Oxyprim.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Oxyprim.
  • When you first start taking Oxyprim, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Oxyprim on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • To ensure that Oxyprim is working, you may have to undergo blood tests regularly.
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Oxyprim Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Oxyprim Capsule
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Oxyprim Capsule, inc
rease your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
Oxyprim Capsule 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.
Oxyprim Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human stud
ies 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 Oxyprim Capsule. This may affect your driving ability.
Oxyprim Capsule should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oxyprim Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Oxyprim Capsule should be used with caution in patients with
liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oxyprim Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Capiibine 500mg Tablet, Tenof 300mg Tablet, Ramihart 5mg Capsule, 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 Oxyprim Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Allopurinol

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

Substitutes for Oxyprim

No substitutes found for this medicine
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