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All of the following statements about allopurinol are true except 

(A) It is a structural analogue of uric acid 

(B) It can prevent uric acid stones in the kidneys 

(C) It increases the urinary excretion of xanthine and hypoxanthine 

(D) It is a competitive inhibitor of xanthine oxidase

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(A) It is a structural analogue of uric acid

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