UK Clinical Pharmacy Association


Issues for surgery

For gout – risk of perioperative flare if omitted.

For renal stones – risk of recurrence / exacerbation if omitted.

Advice in the perioperative period

Elective and emergency surgery 


Post-operative advice

Restart post-operatively as soon as next dose is due.

Interactions with common anaesthetic agents


Interactions with other common medicines used in the perioperative period


Further information

None relevant.


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