What is the role of rasburicase in drug treatment for hyperuricemia?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Rasburicase is another antihyperuricemic medication. It is a recombinant urate oxidase that is indicated for preventing complications of hyperuricemia during the tumor lysis syndrome. Since losartan has been found to have an uricosuric property, it may be worthwhile to use it in hypertensive patients with hyperuricemia that lack any contraindication to angiotensin receptor blockers. Other uricosuric drugs used in underexcretors are mentioned below.


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