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Unformatted text preview: intermittent attacks and will benefit from taking high-dose NSAIDs and following preventative advice, rather than life-long preventative medication. High-purine foods and dehydration should be avoided. Diuretics and long term low dose aspirin should be prescribed cautiously in individuals who have a past medical history of gout or hyperuricemia. Drug prevention should be aimed at those at risk of long term complications, such as arthritis and chronic renal disease. Those patients most at risk are young patients with high levels of uric acid. is one drug used to prevent gout. It is very effective and safe even when taken long term. Some patients suffer from rashes, but these improve when the drug is withdrawn. inhibits the enzyme xanthine oxidase, which converts xanthine into uric acid. Other preventative drugs include:- Probenecid Sulphinpyrazone...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10