Compare Allopurinol vs. Benemid
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|Prevents gout flare-ups. Zyloprim (Allopurinol) works well to prevent gout attacks and is cheaper than some alternatives, but it takes a few weeks to kick in.||Coming soon.|
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|How it works|
|Zyloprim (Allopurinol) is a type of medicine called a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It lowers uric acid levels in your blood, which prevents gout attacks and certain types of kidney stones.||Coming soon.|
|Type of medication|
› Xanthine oxidase inhibitorPrescription only
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|Risk factors for serious side effects|
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.See the FDA package insert
BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.See the FDA package insert
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