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Medications for Gout

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by Alan R
 
The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below. Only the most general side effects are included. Ask your doctor if you need to take any special precautions. Use each of these medications only as recommended by your doctor, and according to the instructions provided. If you have further questions about usage or side effects, contact your doctor.
Medications are the primary treatment for gout. There are a number of medications used to treat gout.
  • Prednisone
  • Prednisolone
  • Allopurinol (Aloprim, Lopurin, Zyloprim)
  • Febuxostat (Uloric)
  • Probenecid (Probalan)
  • Sulfinpyrazone (Anturan, Anturane)
  • Benzbromarone (Desuric)
Pegloticase (Krystexxa)
  • Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)—OTC or prescription
  • Indomethacin (Indocin)—prescription only
  • Naproxen (Aleve)—OTC or prescription
  • Diclofenac (Voltaren, Cambia, Zipsor)—prescription only

Prescription Medications

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

When to Contact Your Doctor

Contact your doctor if:
  • You develop side effects from any medication you take
  • Your symptoms worsen, do not improve, or keep coming back
 

References


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