Allopurinol - Definition

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Allopurinol is a medical treatment designed to have an effect on uricemia (the level of urea in the blood), namely, to reduce it. This drug is generally used to treat gout (a disease related to an increase in uricemia), limiting its occurrence and recurrence. The prescribed dosage depends on the level of uricemia to be treated. The drug also fights angina pectoris (a cardiac condition). Allopurinol may be sold under generic names, such as Zyloric.