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al·lo·pu·ri·nol

 (ăl′ō-pyo͝or′ə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′)
n.
A drug, C5H4N4O, that inhibits uric acid formation in the body and is used to treat conditions, especially gout, that cause elevated uric acid levels.

allopurinol

(ˌæləʊˈpjʊərɪˌnɒl)
n
(Pharmacology) a synthetic drug that reduces blood concentrations of uric acid and is administered orally in the treatment of gout. Formula: C5H4N4O
[C20: from allo- + purine + -ol1]
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Noun1.allopurinol - a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acidallopurinol - a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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Anti-hyperuricemic drugs, such as allopurinol and probenecid are demonstrated to produce adverse effects such as hypersensitivity and agranulocytosis (Bardin 2004; Harris et al.
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Allopurinol is the first line of treatment for gout.
Members of the Food and Drug Administration's Arthritis Advisory Committee have voted in favor of recommending approval of the investigational uricosuric drug lesinurad at 200 mg daily for the proposed indication of treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, such as allopurinol or febuxostat.
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Blood tests confirmed the GP's suspicions and she prescribed allopurinol to reduce the uric acid levels in my blood.
Results from our recently completed Phase 2b study of lesinurad in combination with allopurinol demonstrate lesinurad's potential to bring relief to millions of patients currently suffering with gout," commented Barry D.
Driving is outside my experience, but I do have some health advice for the former Beeb boss: ask your GP to put you on allopurinol.
The midpoint of the 20th century was perhaps the golden age of gout therapy, with the introduction, in rapid succession, of ACTH (1948, adrenocorticotropic hormone), prednisone (1955), and allopurinol and indomethacin (1963).
Allopurinol (Prometheus Laboratories/GlaxoSmithKline's Zyloprim/Zyloric, generics) remains the predominant first-line UAL agent of choice among PCPs and rheumatologists, although Takeda's Uloric (febuxostat) has made inroads, particularly in the treatment of severe gout patients.
Using allopurinol first-line as urate-lowering therapy, and considering uricosurics as alternatives when necessary.