Letters Gout

Effect of commonly prescribed drugs on incidence of gout

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6330 (Published 22 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6330
  1. Peter A Andrews, consultant nephrologist1
  1. 1SW Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, St Helier Hospital, Carshalton SM5 1AA, UK
  1. peter.andrews{at}esth.nhs.uk

Roddy and colleagues’ summary of the current management of acute and chronic gout is useful,1 but it omitted to mention the effect that commonly prescribed drugs can have on the incidence of hyperuricaemia and gout.

Most patients with gout have cardiovascular comorbidity and will have been prescribed drugs to manage hypertension. Calcium …

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