What is Allopurinol?

Allopurinol is a drug used primarily to treat hyperuricemia and its complications, including chronic gout.It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor which is administered orally.

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which is the best medication for treatment of excess uric acid . zyloric or febuget

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zyloric which contain allopurinol is best for excess uric acid
febuget is also use in this condition
it is...

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I am a 50 y.o. female. I was just diagnosed with gout. (flare up on my left toe last year, flare up on lower right middle finger joint last week)....

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Thanks for the query.

You are absolutely correct. Though not a rule, it is usually advisable to take allopurinol continuously after the second...

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I started taking allopurinol to control gout outbreaks about 3 months ago. The gout seems to be under control - no gout symptoms since I started...

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Allopurinol can cause fluid retention which may cause your weight to increase. However, a weight gain of 15lbs would be significant fluid...

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