Allopurinol is used to treat a painful condition known as gouty arthritis, or simply gout, and sometimes kidney stones. The cause of gout is crystals of a molecule called uric acid in joints, most commonly of the big toe, but any joint can be affected. Allopurinol inhibits an enzyme known as xanthine oxidase. This inhibition keeps the body from producing too much uric acid.
Dose of Allopurinol
Allopurinol is available in tablets. The usual dose is 100 to 300 mg per day, taken in one or two doses.
Common Side Effects
- Abdominal discomfort
- Changes in sense of taste
- Muscle pain
Cost of allopurinol
The price of allopurinol ranges from $7 to $45 for a bottle of 90 tablets, strength 300 mg, with a coupon.
How to Get a Prescription for Allopurinol
Allopurinol is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat gout remotely through telemedicine and prescribe allopurinol online. No insurance is needed.