Oxyprim Capsule

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M. Frank Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Oxyprim NA Capsule

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Primarily used for

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62.47
₹6.25/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Oxyprim Capsule

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Uses of Oxyprim Capsule

Oxyprim Capsule 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 Oxyprim Capsule

Common

Skin rash.

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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. It is better to take Oxyprim Capsule with food.

How Oxyprim Capsule works

Oxyprim capsule blocks the enzyme xanthine oxidase involved in the synthesis of uric acid and hence lowers the blood uric acid levels.

In Depth Information on Oxyprim Capsule

Expert advice for Oxyprim Capsule

  • Oxyprim 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 Oxyprim. However, you must continue to take your medicine during these attacks.
  • Do not stop taking Oxyprim at once or without talking to your doctor as this may make gout worse.
  • Drink lots of water or fluids while taking Oxyprim 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 Oxyprim can affect your liver.
  • Oxyprim 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 Oxyprim Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Oxyprim Capsule, inc
rease your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
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Pregnancy
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.
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Lactation
SAFE
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.
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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 Oxyprim Capsule. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Oxyprim Capsule should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oxyprim Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Oxyprim Capsule should be used with caution in patients with
liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oxyprim Capsule 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 Oxyprim NA Capsule

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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Substitutes for Oxyprim

No substitutes found for this medicine
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