Uses And Benefits
Allopurinol is most commonly used for the treatment of gout and kidney stones. It can help prevent future gout episodes. However, it is not intended to treat symptoms that occur during a gout attack. This medication is also routinely prescribed to reduce uric acid levels in patients undergoing certain types of chemotherapy. Doctors may consider prescribing it for seizures. It may be offered to patients with some types of infections as well.
This medication also relieves pain caused by pancreatic conditions. It can be beneficial in preventing relapses in patients with ulcers. Doctors may also prescribe this medication to kidney transplant patients, as it can help prevent rejection. It may be considered for patients who have had heart bypass operations. This is because this medication may increase survival rates after bypass surgery.