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Allopurinol is an enzyme blocker that lowers blood uric acid level by decreasing uric acid production. It is used to treat gout and certain types of kidney stones. How to use it: Taken orally once daily after a meal at the same time each day. For the treatment of gout, it may take up to several weeks for this medicine to have an effect. Allopurinol is not a pain reliever. Side effects: Stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, unusual taste, acute gouty attacks, or drowsiness may occur as your body adjusts to this medication. This drug may rarely cause very serious (possibly fatal) allergic reaction.
Use in Chronic Prostatitis
Unless there is clinical evidence that a patient is suffering from hyper uric acidaemia Allopurinol has no place in the management of Chronic Prostatitis. Though Prostatitis can be associated with kidney stone formation, and passage of a stones or sand can be extremely painful and incremental to a preexisting painful condition, the development of prostatitis takes place always on an infectious basis. As bacteria ascend through the bladder to the kidney calices they form lactic acid and will push the pH downward in the already acidic urine. Calcium salts are excreted through the kidneys in a saturated solution. The more acidic the urine is the less amount of calcium salt it is able to hold in soluble form. The great majority of kidney stones, formed on an infectious ground, are calcium stones and the only therapy for preventing recurring kidney colic is proper antibiotic therapy.