Allopurinol Hovid

Allopurinol Hovid

allopurinol

Manufacturer:

Hovid

Distributor:

DCH Auriga - Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Allopurinol
Indications/Uses
Chronic primary or secondary gout. Uric acid nephropathy & stone formation. Hyperuricemia secondary to cancer chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Antigout 100-200 mg bd-tds or 300 mg as a single daily dose. Antiurolithic 100-200 mg once-qds or 300 mg as a single daily dose. Max: 800 mg daily. Secondary hyperuricaemia associated w/ malignancies Childn 6-10 yr 100 mg tds or 300 mg as a single daily dose, ≤6 yr 50 mg tds.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Acute gout attack. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Idiopathic hemochromatosis, renal or hepatic impairment. Maintain a high fluid intake & slightly alkaline urine. Risk of precipitating acute gout reduced by prophylactic doses of colchicine. Perform complete blood counts during 1st mth of therapy. Discontinue at 1st sign of skin reaction.
Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity (skin rash), nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, drowsiness.
Drug Interactions
Adjust dose when use w/ alcohol, chlorthalidone, ethacrynic acid, frusemide, metolazone, pyrazinamide, quinethazone, thiazide diuretics, mercaptopurine, azathioprine, anticoagulants, coumarine, indandione derivative. Increased risk of toxicity w/ ampicillin or cyclophosphamide. Increased risk of kidney stone formation w/ urinary acidifiers.
ATC Classification
M04AA01 - allopurinol ; Belongs to the class of preparations inhibiting uric acid production. Used in the treatment of gout.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Allopurinol Hovid tab 100 mg
Packing/Price
1000's
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