Active ingredients: allopurinol
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 6 February 2003: Main clinical manifestations of urate/uric acid deposition. These are gouty arthritis, skin tophi and/or renal involvement through crystal deposition or stone formation. Such clinical manifestations may occur in: idiopathic gout; uric acid lithiasis; acute uric acid nephropathy; neoplastic disease and myeloproliferative disease with high cell turnover rates, in which high urate levels occur either spontaneously or after cytotoxic therapy, certain enzyme disorders which lead to overproduction of urate and involve: hypoxanthine guanine phosphoriboslytransferase including Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, glucose 6-phosphatase including glycogen storage disease, phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase, phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase. ALLOPURINOL-ARX is indicated for the management of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (2,8-DHA) renal stones related to deficient activity of adenine phosphoribosyl transferase. ALLOPURINOL-ARX is indicated for the management of recurred mixed calcium oxalate renal stones in the presence of hyperuricosuria, when fluid, dietary and similar measures have failed.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
- 60 pack
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is
- Package insert (E) pack
- Primary pack label (E) pack
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For the active ingredient allopurinol
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