Medicines that increase uric acid levels can do so by:
- causing your body to make too much uric acid
- preventing your body from getting rid of extra uric acid in your urine when you pee (mimi).
The following is a list of medicines that are known to increase uric acid levels, but note that they are not a problem for everybody. Only some people will get gout or kidney stones. If you have concerns, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. They will work out whether you continue the medicine and manage the high levels of uric acid, or if there is an alternative medicine you can try.
It's important that you don't stop taking your medicine suddenly.
|Examples of medicines that can increase uric acid levels|
Diuretics are also called water pills or water tablets. Diuretics are commonly used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. They work by helping your body get rid of extra salt (sodium) and water. Read more about diuretics.
The following diuretics are known to increase uric acid levels by preventing your kidneys from getting rid of the extra uric acid in your urine.
|Diuretics that can cause an increase in uric acid|