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Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death in Study

Posted 28 Mar 2014 by

FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 – A drug often used to treat gout may reduce the risk of premature death in patients with this common form of arthritis, according to a new study. Previous research has associated gout with an increased risk of early death. This study examined how allopurinol – the most widely used medication for gout – might affect that risk. Allopurinol causes a potentially fatal ...

40-Year-Old Gout Drug Shows Promise Against Angina

Posted 8 Jun 2010 by

MONDAY, June 7 – A new British study suggests that a standard treatment for gout, already in use for four decades, could be an effective and less expensive alternative to conventional drugs targeting chronic stable angina. Following work with 65 heart disease patients between the ages of 18 and 85, the research team noted that six weeks of high doses (600 milligrams per day) of the gout drug ...

Drug May Lower Blood Pressure in Adolescents With Hypertension

Posted 26 Aug 2008 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 26 – The drug allopurinol – a drug used to lower uric acid levels – may lower blood pressure in adolescents with high blood pressure, a new study shows. Because high blood pressure is commonly associated with high uric acid levels, some studies suggest that elevated uric acid may be one cause of high blood pressure. But since elevated uric acid levels in high blood pressure could ...

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