Allopurinol Tablets

 
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Allopurinol tablets are used in the treatment of gout and specific types of kidney stones. It can also be used in the prevention of increased uric acid levels mostly in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy. Uric acid levels in patients receiving chemotherapy usually increase because of the release of the uric acid as a result of the cancer cells that are dying. Allopurinol reduces the amount of uric acid your body produces. High levels of uric acid can lead to gout and kidney issues.

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Description

What is Allopurinol Tablet? Allopurinol tablets is a medication that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat kidney stones and gout. It can also be used to reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood, especially among patients who are receiving treatment for cancer. How Does Allopurinol Work? Every day the human body naturally produces uric acid during the breakdown of chemicals known as purines that are found in certain food and drink substances. The by-product then dissolves in the blood and exits the body through urine. However, there are instances when the body produces too much uric acid for the kidneys to handle. As a result, the uric acid forms crystals that accumulate in joints causing gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis that is extremely painful. Allopurinol belongs to a group of medications known as Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors that work by blocking the Xanthine Oxidase enzyme that is responsible for the production of uric acid. lowering the levels of uric acid in the urine and bloodstream. What Does Allopurinol Tablet Treat? Gout Recurrent kidney stones Inflammatory arthritis Elevated serum uric acid levels

Warnings

Inform your doctor of any underlying medical conditions you may have. Inform your doctor of any allergic reactions you suffer. Inform your doctor of any past or present prescription medication you are using. Inform your doctor of your pregnancy or breastfeeding status. Do not use Allopurinol without your doctors approval if you have kidney disease. Do not administer this medication to a child without your doctors approval. Do not share your medication with others even if they have similar symptoms.

Directions

Allopurinol is a prescription medication, therefore, you must follow the directions given by your doctor. Take the tablet once a day, especially after meals. Swallow the tablet with plenty of water to help in getting rid of excess uric acid in the kidney. Follow the dosage and duration instructed by your doctor to get the most benefit out of the medication. Store it at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Ingredients

The active ingredient is in each tablet is allopurinol300 mg The inactive ingredients are povidone, lactose monohydrate, maize starch, and magnesium stearate.

Side Effects

Headaches Fever Vomiting Nausea Stomach pain Joint pain Nosebleeds Loss of taste