Swiloric

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Swiloric Information

Swiloric is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Gout, High Uric Acid Levels in the Blood. Other than this, Swiloric has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Swiloric depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Swiloric can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Swiloric are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Swiloric's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Swiloric has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Swiloric related warnings section.

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

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

In addition to the above precautions for Swiloric, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Swiloric Benefits & Uses

Swiloric is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Swiloric 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

Swiloric Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Swiloric safe for pregnant women?


    Swiloric shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Swiloric safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can take Swiloric as it bears very minor side effects for them.

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


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

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


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

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


    Swiloric may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Swiloric with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Swiloric Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Swiloric

  • Is this Swiloric habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Swiloric has not been reported.

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


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Swiloric since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Swiloric should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    No, the use of Swiloric in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Swiloric Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Swiloric


    Swiloric 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 Swiloric


    Consumption of alcohol and Swiloric together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Swiloric

Question over 4 years ago

Is Swiloric a pain-killer?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Swiloric is not a pain-killer. It contains allopurinol which is an antigout agent that belongs to the class of drugs known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It is mainly used in the treatment of gout, hyperuricemia, and Chemotherapy-induced hyperuricemia.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Swiloric cause diarrhoea?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Swiloric has been reported to causes diarrhoea but this occurs in those cases who are taking more than the recommended doses. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug, discuss it with your doctor immediately without any further delay.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Swiloric helpful in gout?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Swiloric is helpful in gout. It is used in the treatment of gout which is a type of arthritis that causes intense pain and redness in the joints due to deposition of uric acid crystals. Swiloric decreases the production of uric acid which prevents the formation of these uric acid crystals whose deposition results in the intense pain and inflammation of the joints.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Swiloric work?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Swiloric contains allopurinol that belongs to the class of drugs known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the xanthine oxidase enzyme (Responsible for uric acid production in our body) that lead to disruption in the biosynthesis of uric acid due to which its abnormally high levels are decreased in the body. The decreased levels of uric acid prevent the formation of uric acid crystals and calcium oxalate crystals. Hence, in this way, it prevents from gout.

Question about 4 years ago

Can I take Swiloric with diclofenac?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Swiloric can be taken with diclofenac. No drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.



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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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