Allopurinol 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 or kidney stones, and to decrease levels of uric acid in people who are receiving cancer treatment. Allopurinol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Zyloprim is a drug that belongs to a class of drugs known as Xanthine oxidase inhibitor. Zyloprim's generic name is Allopurinol. Zyloprim is used in the treatment of Gout. Zyloprim may also be used in the prevention of increase in uric acid levels in those patients receiving chemotherapy.