Allopurinol is a medication used to treat gout and kidney stones, and to prevent increased uric acid levels in those receiving chemotherapy. Increased uric acid levels can cause gouty arthritis, which is inflammation and pain in a joint.
Allopurinol is in a class of medications called xanthine oxidase inhibitors, which reduce the production or uric acid in the body. The brand name is Zyloprim and generic brands are Allohexal, Alloril, Aluron, Milurit, and Zyloric.
If you or a loved one has developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) as a result of taking Allopurinol, you might be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at the Eichholz Law Firm can advise you of your legal rights and help you secure monetary recovery for your damages. Contact one of our attorneys today to discuss a plan of action for your case.