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Allopurinol and ESRD

02/28/2010

Question:

Does allopurinol lower uric acid negatively/artificially affecting adequacy in ESRD?

Answer:

Allopurinol does not affect adequacy. Urea, not uric acid is used to measure adequacy.

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University