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A 25-year-old male asked:

my doctor told me that i have to take febuxostat and atorvastatin because i have a high uric acid and high ldl cholesterol. is the medicine right?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Febuxostat in addition to diet is first line of treatment for reducing uric acid level in Gout. Statins and diet are first line of treatment for Hypercholesterolemia. Follow your doctors advice

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