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Dr. John Landi
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Zyloprim (Definition)

Zyloprim is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more


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What is allopurinol?

Uric acid lowering: Allopurinal is a drug used to treat and prevent gout attacks by lowering the blood uric acid. It is not used for acute episodes but used for long term prevention of attacks of gout.

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What are effects of allopurinol?

What are effects of allopurinol?

Lowers uric acid!: Gouty arthritis is not only arthritis, but the potential to damage kidneys and other tissue. Lowering uric acid is the key, not only for gout, but hyperuricemia. Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, which decreases the formation of uric acid. It, or the newer uloric, are the long term solutions for increased uric acid with it's consequences.

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Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Can I take purinol (allopurinol)?

Ask doctor: Allopurinol is a drug given to treat gout, certain types of kidney stones, and can be used during chemotherapy. Whether you can take it is between you and your doctor. You cannot take it without a prescription and a doctor's recommendation.

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Can I start taking allopurinol during attack?

Not ideal: If you need to start allopurinol, the ideal time is after a gout flare has fully resolved. For me, the golden rule of Allopurinol is not to change the dose during a flare - don't start, stop, or change at all unless by doctor's recommendation.

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Has anyone prescirbed zyloprim (allopurinol)?

Yes: Otherwise known as allopurinol, it is a very common drug used in the treatment of chronic gout.

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Has anyone tried zyloprim (allopurinol)? What for?

Has anyone tried zyloprim (allopurinol)? What for?

Alloprinol: Used to reduce uric acid levels in the body, thus to treat gout and uric acid kidney stones. Sometimes used to counteract medications which can elevate blood uric acid such as some anti-cancer drugs. Very safe medication which has been used for many decades.

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What drug should one take with or before allopurinol?

What drug should one take with or before allopurinol?

Preventive: Colchicine (aka Colcrys in the us), Aleve (naproxen) or other nsaids, or low dose Prednisone are acceptable drugs to prevent gout flares while starting allopurinol. Ask your doctor which is best for you.

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What is allopurinol? What is it for? What does it do?

Uric acid.: Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders.

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What is allopurinol? What is it for and what does it do?

What is allopurinol? What is it for and what does it do?

Uric acid.: Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders.

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Where can I find zyloprim (allopurinol) 100 mg with the best price?

Costco or National: Speaking for myself, I have found costco and the national chains including wal mart tend to have the most competitive prices.

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Where can I find zyloprim (allopurinol) 100 mg in an on line drugstore?

Possibly not: Zyloprim (allopurinol) may be too inexpensive, or else too little overall demand for on-line drug stores to be profitable.

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Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Yes, rarely: There are two different 'kidney' concerns with allopurinol. There are some people who have an allergic reaction to this medication at the kidney level but not necessarily any other symptoms... This is called interstitial nephritis. It is also a medication that is cleaned out of the body by the kidneys and therefore as the kidney function becomes less, the dosing needs to be decreased.

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Why does allopurinol treat gout?

See below: It lowers the uric acid production in the blood, thereby preventing hyperurecemia and gouty attacks.

Purinol (Definition)

Purinol is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Moder
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Allopurinol (Definition)

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