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Gout Treatment: Medicine

There are 8 Medicine treatments for Gout.
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Effect of Colchicine on Gout

Colchicine is given during a gout attack to relieve the pain, swelling, and inflammation. It works by decreasing the acidity of joint tissue and preventing deposits of uric acid crystals in joints....

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Effect of Corticosteroids on Gout

Corticosteroids can control the pain, swelling, and inflammation of joints caused by gout. The medicine can be given as a tablet or in liquid form or by injection into a joint—or in severe cases, by...

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Effect of Allopurinol on Gout

Common name: Zyloprim

Allopurinol is sometimes given to people who suffer repeated gout attacks, especially when tophi deposits, collections of uric acid crystals, develop. This medicine slows...

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Effect of Uloric on Gout

Common name: Febuxostat

This is the first new treatment for gout in more than 40 years. In clinical trials, uloric was more effective than allopurinol in lowering uric acid levels.

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Effect of Probenecid on Gout

Common name: Benemid

Probenecid is sometimes given to patients who suffer repeated gout attacks (especially when tophi deposits develop). This medicine forces the kidneys to excrete additional uric...

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References

American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home.html .

American College of Rheumatology website. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/ .

Berkow R. The Merck Manual of Medical Information . New York, NY: Pocket; 2000.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .

7/19/2007 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php : Man CY, Cheung IT, Cameron PA, Rainer TH. Comparison of oral prednisolone/paracetamol and oral indomethacin/paracetamol combination therapy in the treatment of acute goutlike arthritis: a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2007;49:670-677. Epub 2007 Feb 5.

9/17/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php : US Food and Drug Administration. FDA approves new drug for gout. US Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov... . Published September 14, 2010. Accessed September 17, 2010.

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