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What is Xuriden?

Xuriden (uridine triacetate) is a medication used to treat a rare inherited disease known as hereditary orotic aciduria. People with this condition are deficient in uridine, a chemical compound that is needed for carbohydrate metabolism. This can cause serious anemia, misalignment of the eyes (strabismus), cardiac malformations, developmental delays, and other complications, including death. Xuriden is a granulated form of uridine, which can be added to food like applesauce or in milk or infant formula. The medication must be measured carefully and given once a day. The patient will need frequent visits to the doctor to check progress. 

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