Ch 28: Uric Acid Reducers

About This Chapter

For an overview of uric acid reducers, check out this self-paced pharmacology chapter. This collection of engaging lessons and quizzes can help anyone who needs to boost their basic pharmacology knowledge for exams, training courses or continuing education.

Uric Acid Reducers - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this chapter to learn or review important information about uric acid reducers, including allopurinol, colchicine, probenecid and more. Our expert instructors help you assess the differences between these drugs, as well as their uses, side effects, contraindications and withdrawal symptoms.

These lessons present drug terms and concepts in a way that's easy to comprehend and remember. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you strengthen your understanding of these particular drugs. The chapter is available at any time that fits your schedule, and you can reach out to our instructors online if you have any questions.

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The online format of the chapter allows you to study when and where it's convenient. If you're a current or aspiring pharmacology student, review the chapter to get ahead in a class, supplement your textbooks or prepare for an exam. Pharmacologists and other healthcare professionals may use the chapter for training, skill development or continuing education purposes.

Skills Covered

When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate allopurinol's uses, side effects, drug class, mechanism of action, structure, pharmacokinetics and and pharmacodynamics
  • Understand how allopurinol interacts with various foods and drugs
  • Compare allopurinol with other drugs, including colchicine, febuxostat, probenecid and rasburicase
  • Describe the withdrawal symptoms and toxicity of allopurinol
  • Assess the nursing implications and administration of allopurinol

10 Lessons in Chapter 28: Uric Acid Reducers
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What is Allopurinol? - Uses, Side Effects & Drug Class

1. What is Allopurinol? - Uses, Side Effects & Drug Class

Allopurinol is a prescription medication that is used to treat a condition called gout. In this lesson, we will learn about allopurinol as well as its uses and side effects.

Allopurinol: Mechanism of Action & Structure

2. Allopurinol: Mechanism of Action & Structure

Allopurinol is a drug that is used to decrease uric acid that causes gout. This lesson will discuss the mechanism of action and structure of allopurinol.

Allopurinol: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

3. Allopurinol: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics

In a world where there is a medication for every ailment, it is becoming more important than other to understand how medications work in and with your body. In this lesson, we will explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of allopurinol.

Allopurinol: Contraindications, Food & Drug Interactions

4. Allopurinol: Contraindications, Food & Drug Interactions

Allopurinol is a prescription medication that is used for different conditions. In this lesson, we will learn how food and other drugs may interact with allopurinol and when it should not be used at all.

Allopurinol: Nursing Implications & Administration

5. Allopurinol: Nursing Implications & Administration

This lesson describes the medicine, allopurinol, for the treatment of gout. In addition, the nursing implications and administration techniques of the medication will be discussed. Take a short quiz at the end to test your knowledge.

Allopurinol vs. Colchicine

6. Allopurinol vs. Colchicine

Allopurinol and colchicine are two medications that can be used to treat gout. This lesson will discuss the similarities and differences between the two drugs including uses, mechanism of action, and side effects.

Febuxostat vs. Allopurinol

7. Febuxostat vs. Allopurinol

This lesson goes over a couple of similar medications called febuxostat and allopurinol. You'll learn what they're used for and some of the similarities and differences they have.

Probenecid vs. Allopurinol

8. Probenecid vs. Allopurinol

This lesson will compare and contrast medications called allopurinol and probenecid. Other than learning about their uses, you'll learn how they work, and when they shouldn't be used.

Rasburicase vs. Allopurinol

9. Rasburicase vs. Allopurinol

This lesson is going to compare and contrast some of the more salient points between rasburicase and allopurinol. You'll learn about their major differences in terms of uses, side effects, and special considerations.

Allopurinol: Dosage, Withdrawal Symptoms & Toxicity

10. Allopurinol: Dosage, Withdrawal Symptoms & Toxicity

Allopurinol is a medication used to treat gout. It is taken for chronic gout to reduce flare ups. This lesson will discuss the dosage, withdrawal symptoms, and toxicity of allopurinol.

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