Stick With Allopurinol for Chronic Gout

You'll get questions about managing chronic meds to prevent gout flares...as febuxostat (Uloric) continues to fall out of favour.

Last year, Health Canada warned about febuxostat increasing CV death compared to allopurinol. Now guidelines are catching up with the evidence.

Stick with allopurinol if a med is needed for chronic gout...such as patients with joint damage or 2 or more gout flares/year.

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