Allopurinol IP is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor drug to treat kidney stones. It helps to decrease the levels of uric acids that is caused by gout, kidney stones, kidney damage, or treatment with dialysis, cancer chemotherapy, psoriasis, use of diuretics medicines, and a diet high in soft drinks, beef, steak, salami, or beer.
Class of Drugs – A xanthine oxidase inhibitor
Molecular Formula – C5H4N4O
Molecular Weight – 136.11 g/mol
Working: Allopurinol IP is an active ingredient that inhibits xanthine oxidase, an enzyme that converts oxypurines to uric acid. It blocks the production of uric acid; this agent decreases serum and urine concentrations of uric acid. It provides protection against uric acid-mediated end-organ damage in conditions associated with excessive production of uric acid.
Uses: The ingredient is used as an active ingredient in medication for kidney stones. Which cause acute liver injury that has features of a hypersensitivity reaction and can be severe and even fatal. It decreases uric acid levels in the blood and urine of people with high uric acid levels. It is used in the treatment of gout.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Allopurinol IP is used as an active ingredient in popular brands. The brand medicine is available in dosages such as:
- Zyloprim 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
- Lopurin 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
- Aloprim 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg
It is advisable to take this medicine as per the prescription of the doctor. The doctor usually advised dosages on the basis of symptoms.