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How effective is allopurinol (Zyloprim) for treating gout?

How effective is allopurinol (Zyloprim) for treating gout?

Can be: It can lower uric acid to greatly reduce the frequency of gout attacks. One of the keys to effective use is the monitoring of uric acid levels in the blood. ...Read more

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Probenecid (Definition)

Probenecid is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more


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Does ethambutol induce gout?

Does ethambutol induce gout?

Yes: Ethabutol has been reported to elevate serum uric acid levels and can cause precipitation of an acute gout attack. ...Read more

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Is colchicine safe as maintenance to prevent gout attacks?

Is colchicine safe as maintenance to prevent gout attacks?

No: Colchicine is used for acute attacks. See your physician for better approaches for long term prevention. ...Read more

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How effective is probenecid for treating gout?

How effective is probenecid for treating gout?

Depends: It is not used in all cases of gout. When one has gout a 24 hr urine can be done to determine if one is an overproducer or underexcretor of Uric acid. If an underexcretor than probenecid could be given. It is usualy not given for an overproducer of Uric acid. Some will even given allopurinol to an underexcretor as they feel it is safer than the probenecid. There are other meds now like Uloric. ...Read more

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Taking bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) helps during a gout attack?

Taking bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) helps during a gout attack?

Acute Gout: Sodium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) once it enters the stomach, turns into water and a carbon dioxide gas. The pH of blood is unaffected. Therefore, it has no realistic role as a treatment for gout! There are many effective strategies for acute gouty arthritis. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Is allopurinol nephro toxic?

Yes, rarely: There are two different 'kidney' concerns with allopurinol. There are some people who have an allergic reaction to this medication at the kidney level but not necessarily any other symptoms... This is called interstitial nephritis. It is also a medication that is cleaned out of the body by the kidneys and therefore as the kidney function becomes less, the dosing needs to be decreased. ...Read more

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Gout sufferer allergic on both allopurinol and probenecid; what's next?

Two options: Colchicine may control the acute attacks while other medicines are started to lower uric acid levels which will ultimately prevent gout. One choice would be uloric which is a daily pill. If that fails, Krystexxa (pegloticase) is an an option. Krystexxa (pegloticase) is more powerful than other drugs but is given by intravenous infusion every two weeks. ...Read more

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Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your primary care doctor to see what medicine or combinations of medicine is best for you. ...Read more

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Why does allopurinol treat gout?

Why does allopurinol treat gout?

See below: It lowers the uric acid production in the blood, thereby preventing hyperurecemia and gouty attacks. ...Read more

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Gout sufferer allergic to allopurinol and probenecid; what's to try?

Gout sufferer allergic to allopurinol and probenecid; what's to try?

Uloric: Febuxostat or uloric is another prescription medication which may prevent gout. You should discuss with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Gout-inducing effect of drug called ethambutol for tb?

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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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Is arava (leflunomide) effective for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is arava (leflunomide) effective for rheumatoid arthritis?

It may be...: Again, this is a question for the treating specialist, most likely a rheumatologist. When treating a disorder like ra, there are a variety of medications that have been effective; as with everything else in medicine, no one size fits all, and the right drug or combo for each must be assessed over time by a specialist. ...Read more

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Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

Why're non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as meloxicam considered contraindicated in renal disease?

They hurt the kidney: Nsaids interfere with the internal regulation of blood flow in the kidney. Using them reduces renal blood flow and decreases kidney function. ...Read more

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Is colchicine safe to use to prevent gouty arthritic attacks?

Yes: It is considered the standard of care for patients with chronic gout, especially while starting a medicine to lower uric acid. ...Read more

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How is enbrel (etanercept) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

How is enbrel (etanercept) used for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Second line.: While Enbrel (etanercept) can be used alone, it works better in tandem with methotrexate. It is given by subcutaneous injection once per week, the dose being dependent on body size. It is also indicated for psoriatic arthritis and spondylitis. Most insurers want the patient to have been on lesser drugs. These would include incomplete response to mtx, sfz, and ho-q. It binds to tnf-alpha, which caues inflamm. ...Read more

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I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?

Yes; possibly: You can stop Colchicine and use Allopurinol alone to prevent recurrent attacks. Keeping your Uric Acid level below 6 with Allopurinol and a low purine diet can reduce your likelihood of attacks in the future. ...Read more

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Gout (Definition)

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Benemid (Definition)

Benemid is a gout agent which is a kind of hormonal, ...Read more