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What is allopurinol?

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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Lages
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