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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.

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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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allopurinol

n alopurinol m
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Terrence Gibson remarked that Allopurinol remains the first choice for serum uric acid (SUA).
First approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1966, the xanthine oxidase inhibitor allopurinol remains a cornerstone of urate-lowering therapy (ULT) for chronic gout management.
The gout drug febuxostat (Uloric) poses a significantly higher risk of all-cause and heart-related death than does the popular alternative drug allopurinol, the Food and Drug Administration declared on Feb.
Objective: To determine the efficacy of high-dose allopurinol in reducing left ventricular mass in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy by comparing its efficacy with febuxostat.
20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Allopurinol dose escalation is not associated with reductions in mortality risk among patients with gout, according to a study published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Miscellaneous drugs such as anticonvulsants, sulphonamids, dapson, allopurinol, minocycline, fluoroquinolone, and gold salts may cause this reaction.
Available US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved options for lowering sUA include xanthine oxidase inhibitors (allopurinol and febuxostat) that prevent production of uric acid; a uricosuric agent (probenecid) that increases uric acid output in urine; and a uric acid-specific enzyme (pegloticase) that converts uric acid to allantoin.
Orpiada was prescribed allopurinol, a common medication for treatment of high uric acid.
ORLANDO--Long-term treatment with febuxostat in gout patients with comorbid cardiovascular disease conferred significantly higher risks of both cardiovascular death and all-cause mortality compared with allopurinol, in the Food and Drug Administration--mandated postmarketing CARES trial, William B.
Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and is used in the treatment of gout.