Zyloric 100 & 200 Mg (Allopurinol)
Also known as: Generic Allopurinol 100 mg
Active ingredient: Allopurinol
Packaging Type: 10 pills/blister
Manufacturer : GSK GlaxoSmithKline
Product Code: PR10203
What is Zyloric?
Zyloric is a medicine prescribed to reduce excess uric acid production in the blood. It is prescribed in gout, kidney stones and in people with cancers receiving chemotherapy. The other brand names of Zyloric are Aloprim and Lopurin.
Classification and Mode of Action
Zyloric contains Allopurinol as the active ingredient. Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. Uric acid in a human body is synthesized through a process called purine catabolism where an enzyme xanthine oxidase converts hypoxanthine to xanthine and xanthine is further converted to uric acid. Zyloric inhibits this enzyme and stops the formation of uric acid in blood.
Looking after your drug
Store it at room temperature away from moisture and direct heat.
How to take the medication?
Take it by mouth as advised by your doctor.
The dose depends on the condition being treated (usually 100 mg or 200 Mg). Consult your doctor for your prescription.
Seek medical aid or talk to your doctor.
Take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose then skip it. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Zyloric increases the chances of infection and bleeding. Get your blood counts done regularly. Avoid injuries and being around sick people.
· GI upset- stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea
· Joint pains or stiffness
· Rashes or hives
· Unusual bruising
When should the Zyloric be used?
Allergy to the medicine, severe kidney, liver or cardiac disease, blood dyscrasias, bone marrow depression
How long should you take Zyloric 100 or 200 Mg?
As per your prescription