Class: Antigout Agents (Musculoskeletal agents)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C5H4N4O = 136.1
Precautions: Acute gouty attack. known intolerance.
Indications/Uses: Prophylaxis of idiopathic gout, uric acid lithiasis or nephropathy; 300mg once daily, taken after food as its irritant; dose may be increased or reduced to suit condition.
Interactions: Potentiates anticoagulants, chlorpropamide, mercaptopurine and azathioprine.
Side Effects: Gastro-intestinal upset. rash. dermatitis. rarely agranulocytosis, anaemia.arthralgia.