Rheumatology Question 18 Instructor

Name three drugs that cause hyperuricemia and may contribute to gouty arthritis. What antihypertensive drug lowers uric acid levels?

  • Cyclosporine
  • ASA
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Lasix
  • Ethambutol
  • Alcohol
  • Pyrazinamide

You can remember these using the mnemonic “CAN’T LEAP”.

The ARB losartan has a uric acid-lowering effect.

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