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