Gudloric

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Gudloric Information

Gudloric is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Gout, High Uric Acid Levels in the Blood. Gudloric also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Gudloric is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Gudloric have been listed ahead. These side effects of Gudloric are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Gudloric's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Gudloric's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Gudloric are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Gudloric may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Gudloric is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Gudloric Benefits & Uses

Gudloric is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Gudloric Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Gout
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 300 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Gout
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 300 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Gout
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose may increase up to 300 mg
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: High Uric Acid Levels in the Blood
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Gudloric Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Gudloric safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Gudloric. If you are pregnant, do not take Gudloric without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Gudloric safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Gudloric on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Gudloric on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Gudloric. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Gudloric on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Gudloric. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Gudloric on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Gudloric on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Gudloric with Other Drugs

Gudloric should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Gudloric Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gudloric unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Gudloric

  • Is this Gudloric habit forming or addictive?


    Gudloric is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Gudloric since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Gudloric is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Gudloric cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Gudloric Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Gudloric


    Gudloric may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Gudloric


    Consuming Gudloric with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Gudloric

Question over 4 years ago

Is Gudloric helpful in kidney stones?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Gudloric is helpful in the kidney stone. It is used in the prevention of kidney stones (recurrent calcium oxalate stones) which is caused by the formation of the calcium oxalate crystals. Gudloric promotes precipitation of these calcium oxalate crystals which reduces the formation of kidney stones

Question about 5 years ago

What is Gudloric?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Gudloric is a brand name of allopurinol and it comes in the form of a tablet (solid unit dosage form). It is an antigout agent that belongs to the class of drugs known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It is a prescription drug that is used in the treatment of gout (arthritis that causes intense pain and redness in the joints due to deposition of uric acid crystals). Apart from the treatment of gout Gudloric is given in hyperuricemia and Chemotherapy-induced hyperuricemia (abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood). It is also given in the treatment of kidney stones.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Gudloric cause constipation?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Gudloric does not cause constipation in the patients who are taking this drug. However, if you are experiencing constipation after taking this drug may be due to other medical conditions, then inform your doctor and take precautionary methods such as eating fibrous foods and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Gudloric without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

No, Gudloric is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Gudloric cause drowsiness?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Gudloric may cause drowsiness or sleepiness. It is the most common side effect of this drug. Activities such as driving and operating heavy machinery should be avoided after taking this Gudloric to prevent accidents and injuries as it causes drowsiness.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Zyloprim ® (allopurinol)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 216-217

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 125-127

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