ALLOPURINOL TGP 100 milligrams
Generic Name: ALLOPURINOL
Brand Name: TGP
Dosage Strength: 100 milligrams
Dosage Form: Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication) Prevention of acute gouty arthritis, nephropathy & Ca oxalate calculi. Treatment of secondary hyperuricemia during treatment of tumors or leukemia.
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
Adult Initially 100 mg daily. Isolated cases May be increased to 600-800 mg daily in divided doses. Max: 300 mg/dose, 800 mg/day.
Children 10 mg/kg body wt daily in 3 divided doses. Max: 400 mg/day.
(Precautions) Acute gouty attacks. Avoid alcohol particularly beer & foods w/ high purine content (innards eg sweetbread, kidney, brain, liver, heart & tongue & meat extr). Discontinue use if hypersensitivity reactions eg exanthema occurs. Carefully monitor patients w/ renal & hepatic impairment or preexisting hematopoietic disorders. HTN & cardiac insufficiency treated w/ ACE inhibitors or diuretics. Ensure adequate fluid in radiotherapy or chemotherapy neoplasms & Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy.
(Side Effects) Skin & hypersensitivity reactions which may be pruritic, maculopapular, scaly, purpuric & exfoliative.
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