High Uric Acid Level

After my first uric acid stone when I checked my uric acid level it was at higher marigin 7.2. My urologist suggested febuxostat tablet which I took for 2 months with strict low purine diet plan. Now my uric acid level came down to 4.8. But my urologist is suggesting to take febuxostat for my lifetime. Is it advicable?
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Dr. Rashmi T V
2 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | General Physician
Hi  elevated uric acid might be due to increased uric acid production or decreased ability of kidney to clear preformed uric acid.. depending on cause treatment is decided....
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