Allopurinol

Overview

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Credits

1.25

Post Assessment Questions

13

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Allopurinol, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is a urate-lowering medication that is FDA approved for managing gout, preventing tumor lysis syndrome, and preventing recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis in patients with hyperuricosuria. Other non-FDA-approved indications include Lesch-Nyhan syndrome-associated hyperuricemia and the prevention of recurrent uric acid nephrolithiasis. It is important to note that asymptomatic hyperuricemia is not an indication of allopurinol or any urate-lowering therapy. This activity outlines the indications, mechanism, pharmacology, contraindications, and adverse events associated with allopurinol drug therapy.

UAN: JA4008195-9999-23-2231-H04-P

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the various indications, both approved and off-label, for allopurinol therapy.
  • Describe the potential adverse effects of allopurinol.
  • Summarize the mechanism of action of allopurinol.
  • Review the importance of coordinating and collaborating among various disciplines in an interprofessional health team to coordinate care and management to enhance outcomes for patients receiving allopurinol therapy.

Pharmacy Activity Type:
General Pharmacy Topic


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This activity is designated for 1.25 contact hours for pharmacists.

FL Board of Pharmacy Tripartite, approval #20-608156.

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