Active ingredients: allopurinol
What it is used for
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 phosphoribosyltransferase including Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, glucose-6-phosphatase including glycogen storage disease, phosphoribosylpyrophosphate synthetase, phosphoribosylpyrophosphate amidotransferase. Management of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine (2,8-DHA) renal stones relate to deficient activity of adenine phosphoribosyl transferase. Management of recurrent 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.
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- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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White to off-white, biconvex oblong tablets with both-sided breaking notch and intact surface. Length: 16.9 - 17.3mm; Width: 6.9 - 7.3mm; Height: 4.0 - 4.4mm
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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