Allopurinol is a medicine used to prevent gout attacks, helping to decrease the production of uric acid. It can also be used in other conditions related to excess uric acid in the body, such as kidney stones.
The drug can be sold under the trade name Zyloric, is produced by laboratories, Sandoz, Medley or Sandoz and can be purchased in pharmacies in the form of 100 mg or 300 mg tablets.
Allopurinol costs between 5 and 29 reais, varying with the dosage of the medication and number of pills.
Allopurinol is indicated for the treatment of gout, acute nephropathy caused by uric acid or to treat kidney stones.
Modo de uso do Alopurinol
The use of Allopurinol is initiated by the doctor, who generally recommends taking a 100 mg tablet daily after meals.
However, in patients with hepatic and renal impairment, in the elderly and children under the age of 10 years, it is necessary to adjust the dose.
Its effect only starts after 2 weeks and the maximum recommended dose of Allopurinol per day is 800 mg.
Side Effects of Allopurinol
The main side effects of Allopurinol include rashes, nausea and vomiting and can occur at any time during treatment. If reactions occur, you should stop treatment and contact your doctor.
Contraindications for Allopurinol
Allopurinol is contraindicated for individuals who are allergic to any component of the drug, during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.