The pills of Zyloprim come in the round shape of white or orange colors depending on the dosage and the producer. The usual dosages for one tablet, which contains allopurinol, are 100 and 300 mg. The active component is allopurinol.
Zyloprim is a drug used mainly for hyperuricemia and its complications, such as gout. The mechanism of action of this drug is associated with its ability to suppress the activity of the xanthine oxidase enzyme, which catalyzes the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine and its further conversion to uric acid. Thus, disrupting the synthesis of uric acid, Zyloprim reduces its level in the body and also helps to dissolve urates. When taken Zyloprim is well absorbed in the digestive tract, reaching peak plasma concentrations within 1.5 hours. The daily dose is calculated taking into account plasma uric acid levels. The average daily dose is 100-300 mg of allopurinol.
The leaflet provided with the packing offers basic information on how to use this medicine. Before use, it is better to discuss the dosage with your physician and make sure to follow his exact prescriptions
This substance has a set of side effects for health if used any differently from doctor's orders. Side effects can manifest themselves differently, for example:
- joint pain;
- pain or bleeding when urinating;
- muscle numbness;
- less urination than usually or nothing at all.
This is not a complete list of adverse reactions, and you should report to your doctor immediately about any unpleasant symptoms that don’t cease on their own.