Allopurinol Medication Information
Allopurinol (Zyloprim®) is a medicine prescribed to prevent a number of conditions caused by high levels of uric acid in the body, such as:
This drug comes in tablet form and is usually taken one or more times per day, depending on the dose. Information your healthcare provider needs when prescribing allopurinol includes a list of all other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs and supplements, and any other medical conditions you have. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have liver or kidney disease.
(Click Allopurinol to learn more about this medication, including information on possible side effects, generic availability, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)