[How to select and use urate lowering agents for hyperuricemia].

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Two classes of urate lowering agents, i.e. uricosuric agents and allopurinol, are available for the treatment of hyperuricemia. To prevent the formation of urinary urate stones and possible damage to liver function, it is recommended to use uricosuric agents in those patients with underexcretion of urate, and allopurinol in those with overproduction… (More)

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