Were you looking for information about Allopurinol? Allopurinal is a common misspelling of allopurinol.
Allopurinol (Zyloprim®) is a prescription medicine approved to prevent certain medical conditions caused by high uric acid levels in the body. In particular, allopurinol helps to prevent gout, high uric acid levels caused by cancer treatment, and kidney stones due to high uric acid levels. This medication comes in tablet form, and is typically taken one or more times a day. Some of the common side effects seen with this drug include nausea, rashes, and diarrhea. If you believe you have taken too much allopurinol, seek immediate medical attention.
(To read the full eMedTV article about this medication, click Allopurinol. This article covers how the drug works, dosing information, general precautions, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)