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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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I want to ask if urosolvine and uralyt-u is good medicine for gout?

I want to ask if urosolvine and uralyt-u is good medicine for gout?

Urosolvine: These also fall into the category of poorly controlled substances. What works is tried and true medicine. See your podiatrist or rheumatologist for real help. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter medicine for gout?

Is there any over-the-counter medicine for gout?

He's right!: Gout is a side effect of too much uric acid in the blood, but it can cause renal stones, urate nephropathy, and is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome and heart disease, as an independent risk factor. Treating each episode of gout with nsaids is insane, unless you treat the cause. It will simply recur, ultimately causing permanent arthritis in joints, and hurt other organs too! ...Read more

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What is traditional medicine for gout?

What is traditional medicine for gout?

Depends: There are different medicines given to prevent gout than there is to treat an acute case or chronic case. Allopurinol is an example of a preventative or uloric (on tv commericals of late.) Colchicine is given as both a treatment and preventative med depending on the dosage, anti-inflammatories are given as a treatment, if you meant "alternative" then I have heard of cherry extract as a treatment. ...Read more

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What's the newest treatment, medicine for gout, please?

See details: Uloric is the latest medication for gout prevention but is not for the treatment of acute attacks. However, Allopurinol is the drug of choice for prevention. Both are just as effective but uloric costs hundreds of dollars more a year. Uloric is prescribed only when Allopurinol is not tolerated or is not effective enough. ...Read more

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My body reacts to the same foods as gout and responds to the medicine for gout but my blood tests say its normal. What can be causing this?

My body reacts to the same foods as gout and responds to the medicine for gout but my blood tests say its normal. What can be causing this?

Pseudo gout: Psedogout is caused by crystals in joints and causes joint inflammation.It is diagnosed by detecting crystal in joint fluid
it can only be diagnosed by examining the fluid from the joints
blood tests are normal, as uric acid is not elevated. ...Read more

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Is medicine for gout the same medicine used to help reduce your uric acid levels? I've had gout attacks before and feel that the onset of gout a lot quicker nowadays due to what a think is a high baseline level of uric acid in my system. Is this allevaite

It depends: Medications to reduce the uric acid level (allopurinol, febuxostat) are an important part of gout treatment to prevent future flares because uric acid is the cause of gout. However, they do not reduce the inflammation of active flares. To do that your doctor will prescribe an antiinflammatory such as colchicine, prednisone, or an nsaid. ...Read more

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What would be the maintenance medicine for gout and elevated uric acid. What would be the dosage and how many times per day?

What would be the maintenance medicine for gout and elevated uric acid. What would be the dosage and how many times per day?

Allopurinol/feboxist: Allopurinol or feboxistat would be used, with a NSAID or Colchicine to prevent flares. The suppressive agents are prescribed as once daily. ...Read more

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I take vitamin d, Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine for gout and niacin nightly before bedtime. I am having sleep problems andi get up in the middle of the night. Is there any problemwith me?

I take vitamin d, Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine for gout and niacin nightly before bedtime. I am having sleep problems andi get up in the middle of the night. Is there any problemwith me?

Problem?: You have a few health issues, and though getting up once or even twice may be normal for an older individual, it may not be for a young man or female. Get a check up, or discuss this issue with your physician to make sure this is not a prostates issue, and infection. ...Read more

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How to control gout without medicines?

How to control gout without medicines?

Depends type of gout: There are many types of gout and soem require medications liek tumor lysis syndrome after cancer chemotherapy. Some gout is causes by increased production of uric acid and other by decreased urine excretion and some by both of these. If gout is caused by too much alcohol I have cured gout by having my patients stop alcohol. One can improve renal excretion by stopping certain meds. ...Read more

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What is the effect of taking anti-gout drugs?

What is the effect of taking anti-gout drugs?

Two types: There are 2 types of treatment for gout: 1. Drugs that treat inflammation during a flare to reduce inflammation and pain. These include steroids, nsaids and Colchicine (colcrys) and 2. Drugs that reduce the uric acid level for long-term control like allopurinol, uloric and pegloticase. ...Read more

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Can you take water pills with gout medicine?

Can you take water pills with gout medicine?

Ask your physician: He should be able to advise you on what is best for your specific condition. ...Read more

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Besides using drugs how can I prevent another another gout flare up from occurring?

Gout: Hi, adjusting your diet to avoid high in animal product, fat and alcohol, drink lots of water, avoid losing weight so rapidly, avoid foods sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup.
Be well. ...Read more

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I am having chrounic gout but recently had a attack afICINter a duration of 10 years or so. Pl suggest me the BEST PROVEN MEDICINE in Allopathy or preferably in HOMEOPATHY for immediate relief. A lso suggest best diet to avoid GOUT attack. Th

I am having chrounic gout but recently had a attack afICINter a duration of 10 years or so. Pl suggest me the BEST PROVEN MEDICINE in Allopathy or preferably in HOMEOPATHY for immediate relief. A lso suggest best diet to avoid GOUT attack. Th

Get a Consult.: There are far too many options and consideration that are available for the treatment of gout. It is simply to much to discuss with the limited space available. You need to consult one of the many specialists who are experienced with the effective treatment of long term gout. ...Read more

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What drug for acute gout?

Cholcrys and Indocin (indomethacin): Cholcrys an Indocin (indomethacin) are the most common combination for acute gout attacks. ...Read more

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What is the best medicines for gout?

What is the best medicines for gout?

different types.: Some people state that anti-inflammatory medications are the best in others rely on medications that are specific for gout. See a physician. ...Read more

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What are all the medicines available for gout?

There are a few: This is a list of the most common

colchicine, allopurinal, uloric. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter drug is good for gout?

OTC drug: There is nothing over the counter for gout. Best are rx from doctor unless you can try alieve and those types. ...Read more

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Whicn herbal medicine can cure gout permanently?

None: Gout is due to excess uric acid. Decreasing uric acid requires dietary changes and/or medications. Herbs do not reduce uric acid sufficiently to cure gout. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine to stop swelling from arthritis or gout?

What is a good medicine to stop swelling from arthritis or gout?

Not just about....: These are two different issues. Gout is caused from overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid proteins. Arthritis can be degenerative or traumatic or gouty. See your local podiatrist or rheumatologist to further evaluate the problem. Medicines should be used when diagnosis is definitive, not suspected. ...Read more

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I'm having a gout flare up right now and I'm out of medicine what can I do? Go to er?

I'm having a gout flare up right now and I'm out of medicine what can I do? Go to er?

Gout flare: If your flare is during regular business hours call your prescribing physician. If it is not but is before about 9-10pm you should see if there is an urgent care in your area. In the future, it's always a good idea to request refills of medication before finishing it if it will be something you will use again. ...Read more

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What gout medicine doesn't interact with lisinopril?

GOUT MED. TRRATMENT: HI. You should be able to take allopurinol but stay hydrated but still keep a watch on your blood pressure as increasing your fluid intake too much may minimize the blood pressure lowering affects of the lisinoprial since it lowers pressure by dilating vessels and increase fluid volume could effect this. However there is no direct cotraindication. If acute gout a cortisone injection may be best. ...Read more

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What gout medicine doesn't interact with lisinopril?

Colchicine: Is often used to treat acute gout and looks not to directly interact with your lisinopril. Of course, double check this with your doctor and/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

Yes: Ethambutol is one of effective anti-tb drugs and often added to Isoniazid and rifampin. Optic neuritis and hyperuricemia are well known side effects. ...Read more

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What medicines are used for gout?

What medicines are used for gout?

See below: Drugs used in the short term are colchicine and indomethacin and sometimes prednisone. If there are frequent recurrent disabling attacks of gout, erosions of bone on X-Rays, chalky deposits of uric acid (gout crystals) under the skin, or uric acid kidney stones, a long term Rx such as allopurinol or feboxustat would be needed to lower the uric acid. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best medicine you can take, and can your diet affect gout?

Allupurinol: You should first be evaluated for your gout. A rheumatologist is the best to evaluate this condition. There are several medications but the long range medication to prevent acute gouty attacks is allopurinol. ...Read more

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After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there. Does it mean it has cured or still should I continue restricteddiet?

After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there. Does it mean it has cured or still should I continue restricteddiet?

Diet: Definitely stay on the diet low on purines. Check online for purine rich foods. The homeopathic medication that you are taking may just be a pain medication but not an anti-inflammatory one thus the pain has subsided but the swelling persist. ...Read more

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Had gout attack since 3 days ago. Doctor provide me with medicine : goutnil, pontalon & prednisolone. But until today not decrease the illness.

??: Not sure what the 2 first meds are those are not names that are used in the states
i usually use either Indomethacin or colchacine for treatment of acute gout
depending on which joint it is affected a cortisone injection into the joint space can also be very effective /
one way or another the acute episodes are usually self limited over a week or so
best of luck hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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How do I prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called ethambutol?

How do I prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called ethambutol?

Watch the proteins: Decrease your protein intake (especially lean meats, organ meat, fish, shellfish, chicken) decrease alcohol and increase water intake.
Your doctor may also perscribe medication to help decrease your uric acid. ...Read more

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Should I take allopurinol and indocin (indomethacin) together for gout relief? I have gout often, I just wonder if I can take the drugs together?

See below: This would be best answered by your prescribing doctor since they would know your total health history. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more