Which medications in the drug class Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Hyperuricemia?

Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

Prevent gouty arthritis attacks and nephropathy. Used to treat hyperuricemia secondary to diuretics or antineoplastics. Prevent recurrent uric acid nephrolithiasis.

Allopurinol (Zyloprim)

Inhibits xanthine oxidase, the enzyme that synthesizes uric acid from hypoxanthine. Reduces synthesis of uric acid without disrupting biosynthesis of vital purines.

Febuxostat (Uloric)

Xanthine oxidase inhibitor. Prevents uric acid production and lowers elevated serum uric acid levels. Indicated for long-term management of hyperuricemia associated with gout.


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