Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Zyloprim

Descriptions


Allopurinol is used to prevent or lower high uric acid levels in the blood. It is also used to prevent or lower excess uric acid levels caused by cancer medicines or in patients with kidney stones. A high uric acid level can cause gout or gouty arthritis (joint pain and inflammation). Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that works by decreasing the uric acid produced by the body.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet