Rasburicase vs. Allopurinol



(pharmaceutical drug) A recombinant version of a urate oxidase enzyme that occurs in many mammals but not in humans, used in treating certain tumour-related conditions.


(pharmaceutical drug) A synthetic drug which inhibits uric acid formation, used to treat gout and related conditions.


Rasburicase (trade names Elitek in the US and Fasturtec in the EU) is a medication that helps to clear uric acid from the blood. It is a recombinant version of urate oxidase, an enzyme that metabolizes uric acid to allantoin.


a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid


Allopurinol is a medication used to decrease high blood uric acid levels. It is specifically used to prevent gout, prevent specific types of kidney stones and for the high uric acid levels that can occur with chemotherapy.

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