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A 26-year-old female asked:

husband dx w/ gout. going on vacation tomorrow & currently no prescription available. what otc can he use for attack when ibuprofen doesn't help?

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Not much: A male with gout going on vacation without prescription medication for gout attack. There are not many more OTC medications other than ibuprofen (and other NSAIDS like naproxen) that can help with a gout attack. It will be important to avoid triggers like alcohol, seafood, fatty foods, etc. Ice compresses for 20-30 min at a time might help as well.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Start Calling.: You need to get to your pharmacy today and see about a refill. If not authorized, then call you doctor for a refill. Some times the pharmacist can do that. There is always urgent care facilities. Good Luck.

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