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Can motrin make my gout flare-ups worse?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not usually: Ibuprofen is one of the ways to treat gout. We can have individual reactions to things. It's more likely that it didn't work and your gput flared anyway. Good luck finding something that works for you.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen (motrin) are used to treat acute attacks of gout. These medicines do not make gout worse.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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