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Allopurinol

(al-lo-pur-in-ol)

This medication prevents the action of a certain enzyme in your child's body. It is used to treat a number of medical conditions including helping to prevent kidney damage in some types of cancer with chemotherapy, gout, and kidney stones.

If you are not sure why your child has been prescribed allopurinol, ask your child's doctor to explain.

It may be given intravenous (IV) by injection, by mouth as a tablet, or your pharmacy may be able to make a liquid form that can be taken by mouth.

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Special Instructions

If Your Child Misses a Dose

Side Effects of Medication

Call Your Child's Doctor If:


Last Updated: 11/2013