Antihyperuricemic properties of amflutizole in gout.J Rheumatol. 1985 Jun; 12(3):540-3.JR
The antihyperuricemic properties of amflutizole were investigated in studies designed to determine its efficacy and mechanisms of action in individuals with gout and hyperuricemia. In a randomized double blind, multiple dose, crossover study of 29 patients, amflutizole caused a significant dose dependent reduction in serum urate concentrations. Mean serum urate concentrations decreased significantly from 9.6 +/- 1.5 mg/dl to 7.2 +/- 1.3 mg/dl with the 500 mg dosage (p less than 0.01). Detailed studies in 5 patients demonstrated evidence for modest xanthine oxidase inhibition. However, the majority of the antihyperuricemic effect was derived from an enhanced renal clearance of uric acid. Although the drug has significant antihyperuricemic properties, these were inadequate to achieve adequate control of the serum urate concentration in hyperuricemia and gout at the doses utilized.