|Uric acid is the end-product of purine metabolism and is primarily removed by the kidney. The process of excretion involves filtration, secretion, and reabsorption. Many drugs have been found to alter these processes and induce a state of hyperuricemia. Diuretic-induced hyperuricemia is probably the single most common form of hyperuricemia seen in clinical practice. In most cases, the uric acid level returns to normal after the removal of the offending drug provided there has not been any drug-induced renal injury.|
|Pentamidine (renal damage)||Phencyclidine|
|Theophylline||Thiazide diuretics (in addition to the ones listed above)|
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