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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Rasburicase vs. Allopurinol
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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