allopurinol allopurinol

Definition(s):

  • (n) a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid

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  • To Your Good Health: Treatment for chronic gout differs from acute

    Dear Dr. Roach: Since January, I have had gout in my right big toe five times. I have been treated by an internist, and was given methylprednisolone (4-mg dose packs) five times. The medicine works only to the point of getting rid of the worst of it, but it comes right back — sometimes one or two days after taking the last pill. I adhere to the diet provided, take allopurinol daily to help ...
    on August 18, 2013     Source: Herald & Review

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