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Related to Uricosuric agents: allopurinol, xanthine oxidase inhibitors

uricosuric

 [u″rĭ-ko-su´rik]
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting uricosuria.
2. an agent that promotes uricosuria.

u·ri·co·su·ric

(yūr'i-kō-sū'rik),
Tending to increase the excretion of uric acid.

uricosuric

/uri·co·su·ric/ (u″rĭ-ko-su´rik)
1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting uricosuria.
2. an agent that so acts.

uricosuric

(yo͝or′ĭ-kə-so͝or′ĭk)
adj.
Promoting the excretion of uric acid in the urine.

uricosuric

1. Any drug that promotes the excretion of URIC ACID or urates.

uricosuric

1. pertaining to, characterized by, or promoting uricosuria.
2. an agent that promotes uricosuria.
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We concluded that tophi around the bipartite patella should be treated by a combination of surgical excision and uricosuric agents to prevent deposition causing recurrence of gouty attacks and to preserve the second part of patella as much as possible.
40) Since uricosuric agents such as benzbromarone are relatively ineffective in patients with renal insufficiency, this observation suggests that urate lowering agents are only likely to prove beneficial when they actually lower urate.
Efficacy and safety of a range of doses of FDEA594, a novel uricosuric agent, as a single agen in hyperuricemic gout patients: multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 experience.
These agents are used for reducing urate levels--the most common physiologic abnormality found in gout patients--but uricosuric agents increase the risk of uric acid crystallization in the urine and associated stone formation.
Drug-drug interactions are a problem with uricosuric agents and with allopurinol.
As with uricosuric agents, drug-drug interactions also are a problem with allopurinol.
7) Risk for nephrolithiasis with any uricosuric agent is a concern.
Some guidelines use uric acid excretion rates to help with that choice: A xanthine oxidase inhibitor, such as allopurinol, is recommended for those excreting more than 800 mg/24 hr, and uricosuric agents are recommended for those with lower rates.
A low-purine diet has a minor role today for treating hyperuricemia because allopurinol and the uricosuric agents are so effective at lowering uric acid levels.