Medicine Overview of Swiloric Tablet
Swiloric 100mg Tablet 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. Swiloric 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Swiloric 100mg Tablet is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.
In Depth Information on Swiloric Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Swiloric to reduce episodes of gout attack.
- Take Swiloric at the same time every day, with or without food.
- Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Swiloric.
- Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Swiloric.
- When you first start taking Swiloric, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Swiloric on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
- To ensure that Swiloric is working, you may have to undergo blood tests regularly.
Swiloric Tablet related warnings
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Swiloric 100mg Tablet, increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Swiloric 100mg Tablet 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.
Swiloric 100mg Tablet 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 Swiloric 100mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
Swiloric 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Swiloric 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Swiloric 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Swiloric 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Swiloric 100mg Tablet, 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 Swiloric Tablet
Swiloric is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Swiloric 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 Swiloric with Torasemide?
Swiloric can be taken with Torasemide. Swiloric is sometimes given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torasemide. However, Swiloric is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
Q. How is Swiloric different from febuxostat?
Both Swiloric and febuxostat work in a similar way by lowering uric acid levels. However, as compared to Swiloric, febuxostat is seen to be more effective and faster in its action. Also, in patients taking Swiloric, 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 Swiloric with febuxostat?
Both Swiloric 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 Swiloric 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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