What is Allopurinol (Allopurinol) used for?
Allopurinol-Apotex (Allopurinol) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from gout or kidney stones. The medication operates by reducing the production of uric acid to prevent it from accumulating and forming crystals in the joints or kidneys. This action may also make it useful for controlling uric acid levels in patients undergoing cancer treatment. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Allopurinol (Allopurinol)?
Allopurinol-Apotex (Allopurinol) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken each day, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water along with a meal to prevent an upset stomach. You are suggested to increase your fluid intake during the day as this medication may cause increased urination. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Allopurinol (Allopurinol)?
Some patients using Allopurinol-Apotex (Allopurinol) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, joint pain, tingling sensations, urinary retention, painful urination, darkened urine, discoloured stools or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to ensure no further health problems occur.
Allopurinol-Apotex (Allopurinol) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to allopurinol or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease as these conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Allopurinol-Apotex (Allopurinol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Allopurinol-Apotex (Allopurinol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.