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Composition FOR ZANOPIROL

Allopurinol(NA)

food interaction for ZANOPIROL

alcohol interaction for ZANOPIROL

pregnancy interaction for ZANOPIROL

lactation interaction for ZANOPIROL

medicine interaction for ZANOPIROL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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It is better to take Zanopirol tablet with food.
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Zanopirol tablet, increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
UNSAFE
Zanopirol 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR ZANOPIROL

    Allopurinol(NA)

    Uses

    Zanopirol tablet is used to prevent gout
    It also prevents the formation of calcium kidney stones.

    How it works

    Zanopirol tablet lowers uric acid levels in the body.

    Common side effects

    Skin rash

    SUBSTITUTES FOR ZANOPIROL

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    Expert advice FOR ZANOPIROL

    • Allopurinol may take a few days to weeks before it starts to lower uric acid levels
    • You may experience an increase in gouty attacks for first few weeks or months of taking Allopurinol, however, continue to take your medicine
    • Do not stop taking Allopurinol at once or without talking to your doctor as this may make your gout worse
    • You would need to take additional medicines to relieve your pain and inflammation during this time
    • Drink lot of water or fluids while taking Allopurinol to decrease the risk of kidney stone formation
    • Get your blood uric acid levels checked at regular intervals
    • Because Allopurinol can affect your liver, it is important to get your liver function tests done before you start taking this medicine and whenever asked by your doctor
    • Allopurinol can make you feel drowsy. Avoid driving, use of machinery, or any activity that requires you to be alert

    Frequently asked questions FOR ZANOPIROL

    Allopurinol

    Q.

    Is allopurinol/Zyloric safe?
    Allopurinol/Zyloric is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q.

    Is allopurinol a narcotic or an antibiotic or nephrotoxic or NSAID or steroid or diuretic?
    No, allopurinol belongs to a group of medicines called enzyme inhibitors. It reduces the amount of uric acid in the body by blocking one of the processes that makes 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, in some types of Cancer due to increase in the amount of uric acid in the body and enzyme disorders due to increase in the amount of uric acid in the body

    Q.

    Is allopurinol generic?
    Yes, allopurinol is a generic name. However, it is available in the market with different brand names

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    Q.

    Can I take allopurinol with indomethacin or naproxen or prednisone or ibuprofen or diclofenac or metformin or flucloxacillin?
    No results found for any interaction of allopurinol with all these drugs,, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication

    Q.

    Can I take allopurinol with colchicine (Colcrys)?
    No. Colchicine interacts with allopurinol. Do not take colchicine with allopurinol

    Q.

    Does allopurinol affect the liver?
    Yes, allopurinol alters the liver enzyme and in rare cases it may cause jaundice (yellowish of skin and eye)

    Q.

    Does allopurinol affect blood pressure?
    Yes, allopurinol has shown low but significant effect in reducing the blood pressure

    Q.

    Does allopurinol affect kidneys?
    Allopurinol decreases C-reactive protein and slows the progression of renal disease in patients with chronic kidney disease

    Q.

    Does allopurinol affect blood sugar?
    There is no conclusive proof that it affects blood sugar

    Q.

    Does allopurinol affect male fertility?
    Yes, it may cause infertility in male

    Q.

    Does allopurinol cause weight gain?
    It may cause rapid weight gain.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)