Kidneys are bean shaped organs that are present in the lumbar region of the human body and they are very important organs of our body as they perform several important functions for our body.
They are the organs that help our body with excretion and also help to maintain several processes of our body.
However, there are sometimes some issues in our kidney such as kidney stones. ALLOPURINOL can help us get rid of those stones from the kidney. If there are stones present in our kidney then it can really affect the health of the patient and even minor actions such as urinating become a painstaking job.
Similarly, if someone is suffering from Gout, Allopurinol can prove to be quite helpful as it helps to cure it.
Moreover, if someone is suffering from cancer or he has suffered from cancer in the past and underwent chemotherapy, then there are chances that he might have a higher level of uric acid in his body.
Allopurinol helps to lower down that uric acid level and maintain a healthy body for the person.
How It Is Used
Allopurinol can be taken with or without food but it should be taken with food if you want to avoid a stomach upset.
Moreover, you can take it with water or milk as well.
However, it is highly advisable to drink a lot of water when you are on prescription of Allopurinol because it is a bit diuretic in nature and hence extra amount of water is required to prevent Dehydration.
It is available mostly in tablet form and can be taken by mouth.
The dosage of Allopurinol depends upon the condition of the patient and the Dosage is decided by a registered medical practitioner as he is in perfect position to judge your current medical condition as well as he is aware of the history of your condition as well.
However, most of the time Dosage is less than 300 mg / day. But, in any case if it is more than 300 mg/ day then you need to divide the intake into smaller portions throughout the day to complete the required amount of dosage.
Side Effects Of Allopurinol
There are a number of side effects that are associated with this medicine and now we will have a look at them.
- Irregular or Abnormal liver tests.
- Skin Rashes.
- The calcium level might increase in your body.
However, most of these side effects are rather not that dangerous but still you need to contact your doctor at the first signs of these indications and let him know about your health condition.
Precautionary Measures To Take
- Never overdose or under dose yourself and follow the instructions of the doctor or pharmacist at all costs.
- Do not forget to drink a lot of water while you are on this medication.
- Do not skip the dose.
- Gout might take several weeks to disappear and hence do not give up on medicine and keep taking it until your doctor asks you to stop.