What is Allopurinol-Apotex?
Allopurinol-Apotex (Allopurinol) is a type of Xanthane Oxidase Inhibitor that can help to cut down on the amount of uric acid in the body. This isn't a medication though to treat gout outbreaks though. Rather, it is one that aids with the prevention of gout. There are plenty of other medications including anti inflammatory and pain killers that can be used when you are actually going through a gout attack.
How is Allopurinol-Apotex used?
Allopurinol-Apotex is usually taken orally as directed by a doctor. The medication should ideally be taken after a meal along with a full glass of water. It is important to drink plenty of water while using the drug. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication thinking the treatment is not working as you may have more gout attacks for the first several months while the body removes extra uric acid.
Patients using Allopurinol-Apotex may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Painful urination
- Change in the amount of urine
- Visual disturbances
- Signs of infection
- Unusual weight loss
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Allopurinol-Apotex is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.