noun. a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid.
- medicinal drug
- over-the-counter medicine
- over-the-counter drug
- prescription drug
- -ol (English)
- oleum (Latin)
- allo- (English)
- ἄλλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- purine (English)
Example sentences of the word allopurinol
1. Noun, singular or mass
The medication allopurinol is also used to reduce the level of uric acid in your dog's body.
For instance, your doctor can recommend colchicine for acute gout attacks and NSAIDs or allopurinol after an attack ends.
However, other medications such as methicillin -- a form of antibiotics -- and allopurinol** and colchicine, which is used to treat gout, could lower your serum iron levels.