Zyrik 300mg (Allopurinol 300)
Zyrik 300mg (Allopurinol 300mg Tablets)
Zyrik 300 mg
Zyrik is a medicine used to prevent the attack of gouty arthritis and neuropathy. It is effective in treating secondary hyperuricemia (high level of uric acid in the blood), which may occur during treatment of tumors or leukemias. The medicine inhibits the production of uric acid by inhibiting the action of xanthine oxidase. In this way, it lowers the serum uric acid levels.
About the drug
Zyrik has been discovered to treat gout, a type of arthritis caused by the build-up of uric acid crystals in the joint. Zyrik contains the active ingredient Allopurinol, which reduces the amount of uric acid made by cells. This prevents the build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints, and therefore helps prevent swelling of the joints. The medicine is taken on a long-term basis to prevent attacks of gout. It may take several weeks to reduce the level of uric acid, so you may continue to have gout attacks for some time during the treatment. Keep on taking medicine during such attacks together with any other pharmaceutical agent to manage pain. The drug such as colchicine or anti-inflammatory drugs may be recommended at the time of Allopurinol is started. Your healthcare specialist will advise you about how these medicines should be taken to attain maximum benefits.
How is Zyrik taken?
Zyrik is available in the form of a tablet and should be taken by mouth with a glass of water. The tablet is taken once a day. If you are prescribed with more than 300 mg dose per day, you may tell to take it sometimes a day. Prefer taking the tablet with food reduce stomach problem. Drink plenty of water during the treatment. To get the most out of it, take medicine regularly without missing any dose. Prefer taking it at the same time each day; this will help you remember when you need to take medicine. In case you forget to take it, do not double up the dose at the next scheduled dose.
The medicine comes in 100 mg and 300 mg strengths. Treatment may start with a small dose, increasing over time to between 100 mg and 300 mg daily. Higher doses of Zyrik 300 mg are used in some cases.
Zyrik may be taken along with other arthritis medicines including:
- Steroid medicines such as cortisone injections and Prednisolone
- Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen
- Pain relieving drugs such as paracetamol
How long is the Zyrik treatment continued?
The arthritis medicine may be continued as long as it is effective and as long as no unwanted effects occur with the use of the medicine. If you discontinue the treatment, suddenly there is a high risk that your gout may worsen. So, make sure you don’t stop the treatment unless advised by your health care provider or unless serious side effects develop.
What are the side effects of Zyrik?
Most people do not experience side effects associated with Zyrik. Tell your healthcare provider if you are concerned about any side effects. If you develop any unwanted side effect, your healthcare specialist may minimize your dose to reduce the unwanted effects so that you can continue to take medicine. Generally, a reduction in dose may minimize side effects. Your health care provider will advise you further if any dose changes required.
Most common side effects of Allopurinol include nausea or vomiting. These side effects can be reduced if you reduce the amount of food that you consume. Drink plenty of water. The less common or rare side effects with Zyric include skin problems such as rash, or flaking of skin, tiredness, inflammation of the liver, taste disturbance, hair loss, dizziness, high blood pressure, and feeling unwell.
The effects of Zyrik have not been well studied, so it is not clear whether the arthritis medicine can cause birth defects. If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, discuss with your healthcare provider before starting the treatment with Allopurinol.