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Treatment Prescribed for Patients with “Gout” and “Kidney Stones”

Allopurinol is a drug used to treat a certain condition. It’s a treatment prescribed for patients with “Gout” and “Kidney Stones”. This drug reduces the production of uric acid in the body. A high level of uric acid can increase your risk to a certain condition. The following are the condition that causes your uric acid to increase. It includes:

  • Use of diuretics
  • A person with cancer/chemotherapy
  • Gout
  • Psoriasis
  • A diet high in soft drinks, beer, beef and steak
  • Having a condition of kidney stones/damage
  • A person having a treatment with dialysis

Allopurinol

What are the uses of  Allopurinol

Allopurinol tablet is a drug that treats several conditions. It is useful in treating the following:

  • A person with Gout
  • A person with recurrent Kidney Stones
  • A person with Calcium Oxalate Calculi with Hyperuricosuria
  • A person having a Hyperuricemia Secondary to Chemotherapy

Indication

The use of this drug is to reduce a high uric acid level. It is an effective treatment. Allopurinol may serve as long-term medication for a person who suffers severe gout seizures. This treatment is not recommended for children. This drug is not prescribed for a patient with an allergy.

How it works?

Allopurinol is a drug that belongs to “Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors”.  This drug works to reduce the uric acid level in the body. It works to block the xanthine oxidase. It’s an enzyme which helps to produce uric acid. It prevents the condition to occur due to high uric acid level.

How much to take?      

Follow the recommended dosage prescribed by your doctor. Do not exceed the limit use of the drug. Do not use more or less of it. Follow the direction stated carefully on the label. The usual dosage of this medicine is once per day. The strength of the medicine is 100 to 200 mg.

How to take?

Allopurinol comes in a form of a tablet. You should need to take this drug by mouth. Take allopurinol as directed by your doctor. Always check the label and follow the direction carefully. Take the drug once a day with food. You may also take this drug without food. But to avoid stomach upset it is prescribed to take it with a full stomach. Swallow the drug as a whole with water. Take it the same time each day to avoid missing a dose. Do not skip a dose to see better results.

Side effects:

The following are side effects of the drug:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Gout flare-up
  • Skin rash
  • Depression
  • Appetite loss
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain
  • Dizziness

Warning and Precaution

  • Do not take this drug if you’re allergic to its ingredient.
  • Avoid an intake of alcohol. It may increase your risk to side effects.
  • If you’re pregnant do not use this drug. It will harm your baby.
  • If you’re lactating do not use this drug. It may put your baby at risk.
  • Do not stop the medicine course without consulting your doctor.