Tag: xanthin oxidase inhibitor

Febuxostat Mechanism of Action

For people who are suffering from hyperuricemia, there are only 2 types of medicine that are commonly prescribed by the doctors to help lower the uric acid levels in the body. Uricosuric reduces the concentration of uric acid in the blood plasma by increasing the excretion of uric acid in the urine. Xanthine oxidase inhibitor…
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May 12, 2015 0

Febuxostat vs Allopurinol. They Win, You Lose!

It’s hard to make comparison between the effectiveness of febuxostat vs allopurinol because both of them are of the same class of gout medication, xanthine oxidase inhibitor. Generally both of them work with the same mechanism of action which is by inhibiting the conversion of purine to uric acid to achieve the objective of suppressing…
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April 27, 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