Description

Allopurinol is a xanthine-oxidase inhibitor. Allopurinol and its main metabolite oxipurinol lower the level of uric acid in plasma and urine by inhibition of xanthine oxidase, the enzyme catalyzing the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine and xanthine to uric acid.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Allopurinol
M Musculo-skeletal system → M04 Antigout preparations → M04A Antigout preparations → M04AA Preparations inhibiting uric acid production

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