U.S. Name: Zyloprim
Israeli Name: Alloril
Active Ingredient(s): Allopurinol
Manufacturer Location: Israel
The main use of allopurinol is in preventing gout, which is caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is these cystals that cause the characteristic pain and inflammation of gout. By lowering the production of uric acid, flare-ups of gout can be prevented.