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If you have certain conditions caused by high uric acid levels, a healthcare provider may prescribe allopurinol (Zyloprim®). This medication works by inhibiting the effects of a certain enzyme in the body, which can lower uric acid levels. Specifically, allopurinol is approved to prevent gout, high uric acid levels caused by cancer treatment, and kidney stones due to high uric acid levels. Before your healthcare provider prescribes allopurinol, he or she will consider several factors, including other medical conditions you have and other medications you may be taking (including vitamins and supplements).
(Click Allopurinol to learn more about how allopurinol works and its effects, as well as tips on when and how to take the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information on this drug.)