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Allopurinol


Trade Names: 
Zyloprim®

Possible Uses: 
Decreases uric acid that is released when chemotherapy drugs kill tumor cells, protects against kidney damage. Also decreases gout.

Possible Side Effects: 
Fever, chills, drowsiness, nausea vomiting, increased liver function tests, and rash. Rarely, causes a severe rash that progresses to severe burn-like condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome. May decrease blood cell counts.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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