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Off-Label Allopurinol Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend allopurinol for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. Sometimes, allopurinol is used off-label to treat the following conditions:
  • Mouth sores due to chemotherapy (used in a mouthwash form)
  • Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland)
  • Leishmaniasis (a parasitic infection).
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