Medicine Overview of Oxyprim Capsule
Oxyprim Capsule is used in the treatment of gout
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.
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
- Your doctor has prescribed Oxyprim Capsule to reduce episodes of gout attack.
- Take Oxyprim Capsule at the same time every day, with or without food.
- Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Oxyprim Capsule.
- Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Oxyprim Capsule.
- When you first start taking Oxyprim Capsule, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Oxyprim Capsule on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
- To ensure that Oxyprim Capsule is working, you may have to undergo blood tests regularly.
Oxyprim Capsule related warnings
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Oxyprim Capsule, increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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 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 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.
If you miss a dose of Oxyprim Capsule, 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 Oxyprim Capsule
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.
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