Pt is on aspirin, lasix, metformin, and simvastatin. Pt has history of gout and presents with an acute gouty attack. Would you consider holding any medications above to help with his gout?
*Obviously you would first consult PCP to see what patient is on medications for and also if they can be temporarily held.
- 1. Aspirin inhibits excretion of uric acid
- 2. Loop diuretics can cause increased uric acid