Wednesday, October 21, 2009

is Allopurinol a kind of pain killer?

are the ingredients the same?
No, Allopurinol is not a pain killer and the ingredients are not the same. Allopurinol is used to treat chronic gout (a form of arthritis). It works by preventing the formation of uric acid (a product of the metabolism of protein that's present in the blood and released in the urine). Blocking uric acid production helps prevent gout attacks and the formation of kidney stones or other kidney problems.
no its for gout and not pain
Allopurinol is not an analgesic, per se. It is used to treat some conditions and can indirectly relieves the cause of pain. Allopurinol helps to inhibit production of Uric acid. If you suffer from gout, kidney stones, or are receiving treatment for some types of cancers, you might experience less pain as a byproduct of taking this medication.Cheers,
no. allopurinol neutralizes the uric acid that leads to painful joints in gout. so, in a way it is a pain killer. but only for people with true gout.
Allopurinol is a name brand medication for gout. It always has the same ingredients. It is not a pain killer. It prevents pain by preventing uric acid buildup.
Allopurinol is a hyperuricemic agent used to treat gout and to prevent certain kidney stones from reforming. Allopurinol may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Noun: allopurinol. A drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid - Zyloprim. Derived forms: allopurinols.
Allopurinol (Systemic) . Allopurinol (al-oh-PURE-i-nole) is used to treat chronic gout (gouty arthritis).

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