Introduction

Expert Advice

Store this medicine in a cool, dry place, away from heat.

Avoid this medication if:

  • You are allergic to this medicine or its contents.

Consult your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • If you have a significant medical history, such as kidney or liver diseases, heart disease, blood pressure, cataracts or glaucoma.
  • If your symptoms are not improving with this medication within the prescribed time.

Try to get blood uric acid levels, and liver function test checked at regular intervals while taking this medicine.

Drink lots of water. This will avoid the formation of a stone in the kidney.

Avoid driving or using any machinery that requires alertness until you are confident in performing these tasks.

Primary Uses

Chronic Gout

Indications

This medication is recommended in the management of chronic hyperuricemia (increased concenteration of uric acid in the blood).

Side Effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience GI (stomach) upset, headaches, and rashes. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medication should not be used in pregnancy.

Lactation

This medication should not be used by lactating mothers.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Precautions

This medication should be used with extreme caution in patients with thyroid dysfunction.

Contraindications

This medication should not be used in acute gout (sudden, severe pain and tenderness in the joints).

FAQS

Can I stop taking this medicine if my symptoms improve?

Kindly do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. This may make your symptoms worse

Is this medicine a painkiller?

This medicine is not a painkiller. Kindly consult your doctor so that an appropriate painkiller can be recommended for you.

What does this medicine do?

This medicine can be used to lower the amount of uric acid in the body.

Will my symptoms get worse when I take this medicine?

It is possible for your symptoms to get worse when the treatment starts. However this only lasts a few weeks, and you should continue your normal dosage even if this occurs.

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