Category: Uricosuric

Benzbromarone Side Effects – Liver Failure

Benzbromarone is an uricosuric drug that reduces uric acid in blood serum by blocking the reabsorption of uric acid from tubules in the kidneys. Clinical tests shown that benzbromarone is very effective in lowering the uric acid levels in the body. Some studies also show that benzbromarone is more effective than allopurinol. It was not…
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May 13, 2015 0

Probenecid vs Allopurinol? Both Lose!

In the conventional medical industry, there are 2 approaches used to deal with the problem of high uric acid or hyperuricemia: 1.) Suppressed the production of uric acid with xanthine oxidase inhibitor such as allopurinol. 2.) Increase the excretion of uric acid in the urine with the help of uricosuric drugs such as probenecid. If…
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April 24, 2015 0

Antigout Medications, How Effective Are They?

There are two main objectives of antigout medications, to treat the painful gouty inflammation and to reduce the uric acid levels in the body to prevent future gout attacks. Antigout medication can be classified in to 2 categories: short-term and long-term. Short-term antigout medications are mainly pain killers or some anti-inflammatory drugs. The objective of…
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April 23, 2015 0