Which medications in the drug class Antigout Agents are used in the treatment of Hyperuricemia?

Updated: Nov 03, 2020
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Antigout Agents

Treatment of gouty arthritis attacks and prevention of their recurrence. Used in management of familial Mediterranean fever.


Reduces formation of uric acid crystals in affected joint, thereby reducing amount of acute inflammation and pain; also decreases uric acid levels in blood. Can be used in combination with probenecid on long-term to prevent gout or can be used alone to treat pain and inflammation of acute gout attacks. Discontinue when pain of gout attack begins to subside, when maximum dose is reached, or when GI symptoms (eg, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) indicate cellular poisoning. Decreases leukocyte motility and phagocytosis in inflammatory responses.

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