Have a patient with recurrent gout who also has hypertension or hyperlipidemia?
Consider putting them on these two medications that have potent uric acid reducing effects.
- Losartan has been shown to decrease serum levels of uric acid by approximately 10-15%.
- Fenofibrate has been shown to decrease serum levels of uric acid by approximately 20-30%.
If the patient has primary indications for either drug and has issues with gout, the addition of these 2 medications could prove to act as an effective gout prophylactic treatment.