Allopurinol belongs to a group of medicines called enzyme inhibitors.
These medicines inhibit the amount of uric acid production in your body.
Allopurinol works by slowing down the speed of certain chemical reactions in your body to lower the level of uric acid in the blood and urine.
Allopurinol Tablets are used to treat the following conditions: Gout(increased uric acid quantity in the body).
The uric acid builds up in your joints and tendons as crystals causing an inflammatory reaction.
The inflammation causes the skin around certain joints to become swollen, tender and sore when only slightly touched.
You may also get severe pain when the joint is moved.
Kidney stones formation and certain other types of kidney diseases due to increase in the amount of uric acid in the body.
Some types of Cancer due to increase in the amount of uric acid in the body.
Enzyme disorders due to increase in the amount of uric acid in the body.
HOW TO USE
Always take Allopurinol Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Swallow the tablet with a glass of water after meal.
Adults (Over 18 years).
The initial dose is usually 100 mg daily, after food, but this can be gradually increased over one to three weeks according to the levels of uric acid in your blood and urine.
The following dosages are administered depending on the severity of the disease.
100 mg to 200 mg average daily dose for mild gout, 300 to 600 mg daily for moderately severe gout, 700 to 900 mg daily for severe gout.
Up to 300mg can be taken as a single dose; larger doses should be divided throughout the day.
Do not take Allopurinol Tablets: if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Allopurinol or any of the other ingredients of Allopurinol Tablets.