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Is Allopurinol drug steroid based?

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5 Oct 2009

No, allopurinol is not steroid based.

Allopurinol (Zyloprim) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It reduces the production of uric acid in your body. Uric acid buildup can lead to gout or kidney stones.

Allopurinol is used to treat gout. It is also used to treat patients with kidney stones and to decrease levels of uric acid in people who are receiving cancer treatment.

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