Allopurinol (long-term uric acid lowering) Start slowly (50 - 100 mg/d).
When it was approved in the 1960s, the drug allopurinol was considered a godsend to people with gout .
Allopurinol, a generic drug, interferes with the body's production of uric acid, the chemical that, in excessive amounts, causes gout .
A large clinical trial indicated that the drug febuxostat resulted in lower levels of serum uric acid than allopurinol, the agent currently used to treat the painful form of arthritis in which uric acid crystals accumulate in the joints.
Working to Improve on Allopurinol, the Standard for Gout.
When it was approved in the 1960s, the drug allopurinol was considered a godsend to people with gout.
Due to a lifetime of bad habits I am condemned in the eighth decade of my life to ingesting 14 pills every day, from Allopurinol to Zantac, and another two or three as needed.