This from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/998804-overview
Allopurinol inhibits xanthine oxidase, the enzyme that synthesizes uric acid from hypoxanthine. Reduces the synthesis of uric acid without disrupting the biosynthesis of vital purines. Not effective as monotherapy for leishmaniasis.
- Allopurinol Information for Consumers
- Allopurinol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Allopurinol (detailed)
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