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URICTO 100MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): ALLOPURINOL

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160 mm

unlikely that you will be prescribed more than
900mg per day.
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Use in children and adolescents:
The dose in children is based on 10mg to 20mg/kg
of body weight/day. Your doctor will prescribe the
correct dosage. Use in children is mainly for certain
types of cancers and enzyme disorders.

Uricto 100mg and 300mg Tablets
[Allopurinol]

153 mm

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
If you have cancer or Lesch-Nyhan syndrome the
taking this medicine because it contains
amount of uric acid may increase in your urine. To
important information for you.
prevent this, you need to assure to drink
!
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
sufficiently to dilute your urine.
again.
!
If you have any further questions, ask your
In case you have kidney stones, the kidney stones
doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
will become smaller and may enter your urinary
!
This medicine has been prescribed for you
tract.
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness are the same
Children and adolescents
as yours.
Use in children is rarely indicated, except in some
!
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
types of cancer (especially leukaemia) and certain
or pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
enzyme disorders such as Lesch-Nyhan
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
syndrome.
See section 4.

Elderly patients:
Your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of Uricto
Tablets that best controls your symptoms.
Patients with severe kidney problems:
You may be asked to take less than 100mg a day,
or you may be asked to take 100mg at a longer
interval than each day. The exact dose will be
prescribed by your doctor.
If you are receiving kidney dialysis two or three
times a week, your doctor may prescribe a dose of
300 or 400mg which will be to take straight away
after your dialysis.
Patients with liver problems:
A reduced dose will be prescribed by your doctor.

Other medicines and Uricto Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
If you take more Uricto Tablets than you should
have recently taken or might take any other
If you take too many tablets by mistake contact
medicines.
your nearest hospital casualty department or tell
In particular tell your doctor if you are taking any of
your doctor immediately. Take your tablet pack with
the following:
you.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
!
Azathioprine (to treat rheumatoid arthritis and
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
after organ transplants)
If you stop taking Uricto Tablets
your doctor or pharmacist.
!
Ciclosporin (to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid
Do not stop taking Uricto Tablets without consulting
arthritis or after organ transplants)
your doctor.
Reporting of side effects
!
6-mercaptopurine (used to treat some cancers
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
1. WHAT URICTO TABLETS ARE AND WHAT
and bowel diseases)
If you forget to take Allopurinol Tablets
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
THEY ARE USED FOR
!
Cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, bleomycin or
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
If you have forgotten to take a dose, take it as soon
procarbazine (drugs used to treat leukaemias
report side effects directly via the Yellow card
as you remember it. However, if it is almost time to
and some cancers)
Uricto Tablets contain a medicine called
take your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or
!
Probenecid (used in gout)
allopurinol. It works by slowing down the speed of
take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or
!
Phenytoin (used in epilepsy)
certain chemical reactions in your body.
dose. If you have trouble remembering to take the
Apple App Store.
!
Theophylline (to treat asthma)
tablets, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
!
Ampicillin
or
amoxicillin
(antibiotics)
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
Uricto Tablets are used:6 mm
!
Aspirin or related medicines
information on the safety of this medicine.
!
To prevent gout. This is a disease where your
If you have any further questions on
(salicylates)
body produces too much of a substance called
use of this medicine, ask your doctor
!
Drugs to prevent blood from
5. HOW TO STORE URICTO TABLETS
'uric acid'. The uric acid builds up in your joints
or pharmacist.
clotting (such as warfarin)
and tendons and forms crystals. These cause
Pharma Code
!
Chlorpropamide (used in diabetes)
an inflammatory reaction. The inflammation
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
!
Didanosine (antiviral)
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
causes the skin around certain joints to
of children.
!
Diuretics (water tablets) or ACE
become swollen, tender and sore when only
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
inhibitors
such
as
captopril
(used
in
slightly touched. Severe pain may also be felt
Like all medicines, this medicine can
which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers
high
blood
pressure)
6
mm
on slight movement of the joint
cause side effects, although not
to the last day of that month.
!
Vidarabine, used to treat herpes or
!
To prevent other conditions where
everyone gets them.
Blister packs: Do not store above
chickenpox.
there is a build up of uric acid in
25°C. Keep the blister in the outer
the body. This includes kidney
The following side effects may happen with this
carton to protect from light and
If aluminium hydroxide is taken concomitantly,
stones.
medicine:
moisture.
allopurinol may have an attenuated effect. There
Hypersensitivity
Securitainers: Store in a cool, dry
should be an interval of at least 3 hours between
place and protect from light.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
taking
both
medicines.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Do not use this medicine if you notice
If you have a hypersensitivity reaction, stop
BEFORE YOU TAKE URICTO
any visible signs of deterioration.
taking
Uricto
Tablets
and
see
a
doctor
straight
way.
With administration of allopurinol and cytostatics
TABLETS
Do not throw away any medicines via
The signs may include:
(e.g. cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, bleomycin,
Without Text Area
waste water or household waste. Ask
!
flaking skin, boils or sore lips and mouth
procarbazine,
alkyl
halogenides),
blood
dyscrasias
Do not take Uricto Tablets if you:
your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
!
very rarely signs may include sudden
occur
more
frequently
than
when
these
active
!
Are hypersensitive to allopurinol or any of the
longer required. These measures help to protect
wheeziness, fluttering or tightness in the chest
substances
are
administered
alone.
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
the environment.
and collapse.
section 6).
Blood count monitoring should therefore be
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
performed at regular intervals.
Warnings and precautions
INFORMATION
!
serous hypersensitivity reactions including
Talk to your doctor, or pharmacist or nurse before
?
fever,
joint
pain,
abnormalities
in
blood
and
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
taking Uricto Tablets if you:
liver function tests (these may be signs of a
What Uricto Tablets contain:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice if you are
!
Have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor may
multi-organ sensitivity disorder)
Uricto Tablets 100mg and 300mg contain the
pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or are
give you a lower dose or ask you to take it less
?
fever and chills, headache, aching muscles
active substance Allopurinol100mg and 300mg
breast-feeding.
Please
check
with
your
doctor
if
often each day. You will also be monitored
(flu like symptoms) and generally feeling
respectively in each tablet.
you
are
taking
these
tablets
and
want
to
breastmore closely
unwell
The other ingredients are: lactose, maize starch,
feed your baby. Allopurinol is excreted in the
!
Have heart problems or high blood pressure
?
any changes to your skin, for example ulcers
povidone, magnesium stearate and sodium starch
human breast milk. Allopurinol during
and you take diuretics and/or a medicine called
of the mouth, throat, nose, genitals and
glycollate.
breastfeeding
is
not
recommended.
ACE inhibitors
conjunctivitis (red and swollen eyes),
!
Have been told by your doctor that you have an
widespread blisters or peeling
What Uricto Tablets look like and contents of
Driving and using machines
intolerance to some sugars as this medicine
?
bleeding in the lips, eyes, mouth, nose or
the pack
contains lactose
These tablets can cause some people to feel
genitals.
!
Are currently having an attack of gout
drowsy, giddy or have problems with co-ordination.
Do not take any more tablets unless your doctor tells
Uricto Tablets 100mg are white, circular biconvex,
!
You have thyroid problems
If you are affected do not drive or operate
you to do so.
uncoated tablets, with A1 embossed on one side.
!
You are of Han Chinese, African or Indian
machinery as your alertness may be impaired.
Diameter: 9.5mm.
origin.
Other side effects
Uricto Tablets 300mg are white, circular,
Uricto Tablets contain lactose
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
biconvex, uncoated tablets, with ‘A’ & ‘2’ debossed
Serious skin rashes (hypersensitivity syndrome,
Uricto Tablets contain lactose. If you have been
!
skin rash
on either side of score line on one side and plain
Stevens- Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal
told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
!
Increased level of thyroid stimulating hormone in
on other side. Diameter: 11.00mm.
necrolysis) have been reported with the use of
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
the blood.
Uricto Tablets.
medicinal product.
Uricto Tablets 100mg are supplied in packs of 28,
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
30, 56, 60, 84, 90 or 250 tablets.
Frequently, the rash can involve ulcers of the
3. HOW TO TAKE URICTO TABLETS
!
feeling or being sick (occasionally with blood)
Uricto Tablets 300mg are packed into packs of
mouth, throat, nose, genitals and conjunctivitis (red
!
changes in liver function tests.
28, 30, 56, 60, 84, 90 or 250 tablets.
and swollen eyes). These serious skin rashes are
Always take Uricto Tablets exactly as your doctor
often preceded by influenza like symptoms, fever,
has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
headache, body ache (flu-like symptoms). The
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
if you are unsure.
!
liver problems such as liver inflammation
rash may progress to widespread blistering and
Manufacturer
peeling of the skin.
Ennogen Pharma Limited
Swallow the tablet with a drink of water
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
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Take
with
or
just
after
food.
!
occasionally
Uricto
Tablets
may
affect
your
These serious skin reactions can be more common
Riverside Way, Dartford, DA1 5BS, UK.
blood,
which
can
manifest
as
bruising
more
Adults:
in people of Han Chinese, Thai or Korean origin.
easily than usual, or you may develop a sore
The usual starting dose is 100 to 200mg each day.
Chronic kidney disease may increase the risk in
This leaflet was last revised in December 2017.
throat or other signs of an infection. These effects
Your doctor will monitor the uric acid levels in your
these patients additionally. If you develop a rash or
usually occur in people with liver or kidney
blood or urine at regular intervals and will adjust
these skin symptoms, stop taking Uricto Tablets
problems. Tell your doctor as soon as possible.
the dose to suit you as necessary. The
and contact your doctor immediately.
!
Uricto Tablets may affect the Lymph Nodes
maintenance dose is usually 200mg to 600mg
!
weakness, numbness, 'pins and needles',
daily. The maximum single dose is 300mg. It is

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370 mm

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Pharma Code

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Code
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Pharma
Code
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185 mm

What is in this leaflet:
1. What Uricto Tablets are and what they are
used for
2. What you need to know before you take
Uricto Tablets
3. How to take Uricto Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Uricto Tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information

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'spinning' sensation, unable to move muscles
(paralysis), drowsiness, loss of consciousness
!
feeling thirsty, tired and losing weight; these may
be signs of diabetes, taste changes, build up of
fluid leading to swelling (oedema) particularly of
your ankles
!
high levels of cholesterol in the blood
(hyperlipidaemia)
!
depression
!
hair loss or discolouration
!
cataracts, changes in vision
!
blood in the urine (haematuria), a change in
bowel habit
!
high temperature, a general feeling of being
unwell, headache, dizziness
!
high blood pressure
!
enlarged breasts in men and women, difficulty
maintaining erection, infertility
!
chest pain (angina) or slow pulse
!
lack of voluntary coordination of muscle
movements (ataxia)
!
sensation of tingling, prickling or burning skin
(paraesthesia)
!
abnormal glucose metabolism (diabetes). Your
doctor may wish to measure the level of sugar in
your blood to check if this is happening
!
Occasionally Allopurinol tablets may affect your
blood, which can manifest as bruising more
easily than usual, or you may develop a sore
throat or other signs of an infection. These effects
usually occur in people with liver or kidney
problems. Tell your doctor as soon as possible.

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