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Allopurinol 100mg Tablets, 28 Tablets
Looking for a reliable way to reduce uric acid levels in your body? Allopurinol 100mg Tablets may be the answer you’re looking for! Allopurinol tablet belongs to a group of medicines called enzyme inhibitors, which work by slowing down the speed of certain chemical reactions in your body. By doing so, Allopurinol helps to lower the level of uric acid in the blood and urine, providing you with relief from gout or other conditions caused by high levels of uric acid. So why wait? Give Allopurinol 300mg Tablets a try today and see for yourself how this trusted product can help you feel better and live life to the fullest! Speak to your doctor today.
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
What is Gout?
Gout is a type of arthritis that causes sudden, severe joint pain
The blood test will find out how much of a chemical called uric acid there is in your blood.
Having too much uric acid in your blood can lead to crystals forming around your joints, which causes pain.
How can you reduce further attacks of gout?
Gout can come back every few months or it may be years. It can come back more often if it’s not treated.
If you have frequent attacks or high levels of uric acid in your blood, you may need to take uric acid-lowering medicine.
Making lifestyle changes may mean you can stop or reduce further attacks.
get to a healthy weight, but avoid crash diets – try the NHS weight loss plan
eat a healthy, balanced diet – your doctor may give you a list of foods to include or limit
have some alcohol-free days each week
drink plenty of fluids to avoid getting dehydrated
exercise regularly – but avoid intense exercise or putting lots of pressure on joints
ask our pharmacist about vitamin C supplements
do not eat offal, such as kidneys or liver, or seafood
do not have lots of sugary drinks and snacks
do not eat lots of fatty foods
do not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week, and spread your drinking over 3 or more days if you drink as much as 14 units
You might get an attack if you:
- have an illness that causes a high temperature
- drink too much alcohol or eat a very large, fatty meal
- get dehydrated
- injure a joint
- take certain medicines
Get treatment immediately if you feel an attack starting.
Gout sometimes runs in families.
It’s more common in men, especially as they get older.
You might have a higher chance of getting gout if you:
- are overweight
- drink alcohol
- have been through the menopause
- take medicines such as diuretics (water tablets), or medicines for high blood pressure (such as ACE inhibitors)
- have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, kidney problems, osteoarthritis or diabetes
- have had surgery or an injury
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What is the price of Allopurinol 100mg Tablets in Nigeria?
The price of Allopurinol 100mg Tablets is N1,275
Where can you buy Allopurinol 100mg Tablets In Nigeria?
You can Buy Allopurinol 100mg Tablets at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
Allopurinol 100mg Tablets is not available to buy over the counter. You need a prescription to buy Allopurinol 100mg Tablets
Allopurinol 100mg Tablets is a prescription drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent.
You will be required to send Asset Pharmacy your prescription
How to Use
How to use Allopurinol
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.
Your doctor will usually start with a low dose of allopurinol (e.g. 100 mg/day), to reduce the risk of possible side effects.
Your dose will be increased if necessary.
Adults (Over 18 years)
The initial dose is usually 100mg 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.
100mg to 200mg average daily dose for mild gout
300 to 600mg daily for moderately severe gout
700 to 900mg daily for severe gout.
Up to 300mg can be taken as a single dose; larger doses should be divided throughout the day.
Product Information of Allopurinol
What you need to know before you take Allopurinol Tablets
Do not take Allopurinol Tablets: • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Allopurinol or any of the other ingredients of Allopurinol Tablets (see section 6) Do not take Allopurinol tablets if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Allopurinol tablets. Warnings and precautions: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if: • you are of Han Chinese, African or Indian origin 2 • you have problems with your kidneys or liver. Your doctor may give you a lower dose or ask you to take it less often than each day. They will monitor you more closely. • you suffer from high blood pressure or have heart problems and you take diuretics and/or a medicine called ACE-inhibitors. • you are currently having an attack of gout • you have thyroid problems • you suffer from rare inherited forms of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. Allopurinol tablets contain a small amount of lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. Take special care with Allopurinol tablets: • Serious skin rashes (Hypersensitivity syndrome, Stevens- Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis) have been reported with the use of allopurinol. Frequently, the rash can involve ulcers of the mouth, throat, nose, genitals and conjunctivitis (red and swollen eyes). These serious skin rashes are often preceded by influenza-like symptoms fever, headache, body ache (flu-like symptoms). The rash may progress to widespread blistering and peeling of the skin. If you develop a rash or these skin symptoms, stop taking allopurinol and contact your doctor immediately. • These serious skin reactions can be more common in people of Han Chinese, Thai or Korean origin. Chronic kidney disease may increase the risk in these patients additionally. • If you have cancer or Lesch-Nyhan syndrome the amount of uric acid may increase in your urine. To prevent this, you need to assure to drink sufficiently to dilute your urine. • In case you have kidney stones, the kidney stones will become smaller and may enter your urinary tract. Children Use in children is rarely indicated, except in some types of cancer (especially leukaemia) and certain enzyme disorders such as Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. Other medicines and Allopurinol tablets Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Allopurinol tablets can affect the way some medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way Allopurinol tablets works. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following: • Aspirin • medicines used to treat high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors e.g. captopril). • medicines used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics e.g. ampicillin and amoxicillin). • medicines used to thin the blood (anticoagulants e.g. dicoumarol, phenprocoumon, warfarin). • medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. chlorpropamide and tolbutamide). • medicines used to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine). • medicines used for chemotherapy (e.g. azathioprine, mercaptopurine, cyclophosphamide). • ciclosporin – a medicine used to suppress the immune system following organ transplant and in immune related disorders. • theophylline – a medicine used in asthma and breathing disorders. • thiazide diuretics – medicines used to get rid of excess fluid from the body and in high blood pressure such as ACE inhibitors or water tablets (diuretics). 3 • uricosurics – medicines that are used to reduce uric acid levels (e.g. probenecid, salicylate). • vidarabine (adenine arabinoside) is an anti-viral drug which is used to treat herpes simplex or chicken pox. • any other medicine to treat gout. • didanosine used to treat HIV infection. • If aluminium hydroxide is taken concomitantly, allopurinol may have an attenuated effect. There should be an interval of at least 3 hours between taking both medicines. • With administration of allopurinol and cytostatics (e.g. cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, bleomycin, procarbazine, alkyl halogenides), blood dyscrasias occur more frequently than when these active substances are administered alone. • Blood count monitoring should therefore be performed at regular intervals. Taking Allopurinol Tablets with food and drink Allopurinol Tablets should be taken with food and water. Pregnancy and breast-feeding If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Allopurinol is excreted in the human breast milk. Allopurinol during breastfeeding is not recommended. Driving and using machines Allopurinol Tablets may make some people feel drowsy, giddy or have problems with co-ordination. Do not drive or operate dangerous machinery if you are affected. Allopurinol tablets contains lactose: Allopurinol Tablets contains lactose monohydrate. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine
Side Effects of Allopurinol
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Allopurinol can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience the following side effects seek immediate medical attention. Hypersensitivity Uncommon (may affect less than 1 in 100 people) If you have a hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction, stop taking Allopurinol tablets and see a doctor straight way. The signs may include: • flaking skin, boils or sore lips and mouth • very rarely signs may include sudden wheeziness, fluttering or tightness in the chest and collapse. Rare (may affect less than 1 in 1000 people) • fever and chills, headache, aching muscles (flu-like symptoms) and generally feeling unwell • serious hypersensitivity reactions involving fever, skin rash, joint pain, and abnormalities in blood and liver function tests (these may be signs of a multi-organ sensitivity disorder). • bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose or genitals. • any changes to your skin, for example, ulcers of the mouth, throat, nose, genitals, conjunctivitis (red and swollen eyes), widespread blisters or peeling. • angioedema has been reported to occur with and without signs and symptoms of a more generalised hypersensitivity reaction such as red welts that suddenly appear, especially near the eyes and lips, but also on the hands, feet, and the inside of the throat, burning, painful, swollen, sometimes itchy areas, discoloured patches or rash on the hands, feet, face, or genitals • vomiting blood (haematemesis) • liver problems such as liver inflammation Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) • occasionally Allopurinol tablets may affect your blood, which can manifest as bruising more easily than usual, or you may develop a sore throat or other signs of an infection. These effects usually occur in people with liver or kidney problems. Tell your doctor as soon as possible. • allopurinol may affect the lymph nodes (T cell lymphoma) with signs of red, rash like patches, raised patches (plagues), lumps • loss of consciousness • abnormal glucose metabolism (diabetes). Your doctor may wish to measure the level of sugar in your blood to check if this is happening. • serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face or throat • serious potentially life-threatening allergic reaction Do not take any more tablets unless your doctor tells you to do so. Other side effects 6 Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) • skin rash • increased level of thyroid stimulating hormone in the blood. Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) • feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) • abnormal liver tests. • diarrhoea Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people) • furuncle/pimples • high temperature • blood in your urine (haematuria) • high levels of cholesterol in your blood (hyperlipidaemia) • a general feeling of being unwell or feeling weak • weakness, numbness, unsteadiness on your feet, feeling unable to move muscles (paralysis) • headache, dizziness, drowsiness or disturbance of your vision • chest pain (angina), high blood pressure or a slow pulse • male infertility or erectile dysfunction • enlargement of the breasts, in men as well as women • a change in your normal bowel habit • a change in taste • cataracts • hair loss or discolouration • depression • lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements (ataxia) • sensation of tingling, tickling, pricking or burning of skin (paraesthesia) • build-up of fluid leading to swelling (oedema) particularly of your ankles • oily stools Not known (cannot be established from the available data) Aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord): symptoms include neck stiffness, headache, nausea, fever or consciousness clouding. Seek medical attention immediately if these occur. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
Product Ingredients of Allopurinol
The active substance is Allopurinol 300mg
The other ingredients are Lactose monohydrate, crospovidone, maize starch, povidone K-30 and magnesium stearate
How to store
How to store Allopurinol
Do not store above 25C.
Store in the original package. Keep the container tightly closed. Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use your tablets after the expiry date stated on the carton or label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month 7 Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Patient Information Leaflet
This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.
Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.
A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent
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