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Urate-lowering therapy agents 

Urate-lowering therapy agents
Urate-lowering therapy agents

Nicola Dalbeth

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date: 23 October 2019

Xanthine oxidase (allopurinol or febuxostat) is considered first-line urate-lowering therapy. Combination therapy with uricosuric agents may be required. The choice of urate-lowering therapy is dictated by co-morbidities, particularly renal and hepatic impairment. Appropriate monitoring for drug adverse effects as well as serum urate to ensure targets are achieved is required.

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