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Gout Meds Medication
Yes. It is best that you keep hydrated because you are more likely to get another gout attack when dehydrated. A diuretic will dehydrate you but you can take gout medicine with it. See a podiatrist for a cortisone injection into the joint if you have an acute attack.
Leo krawetz, dpm, facfas. ...Read more
Hi I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and also have gout. Should i be careful with the antibiotics they have me on vs the steroids n gout meds.
My arm right before my wrist veins hurt. Feels hot sometimes and slight swelling. Dr. Says gout but gout meds don't help. Anything else it could be?
What's avg heal time for two small fragments of cuboid bone. Gp said avulsion. Orthopedic said maybe gout. Gout meds didn't work. Going back to ortho.
Cuboid fragment: Without an x-ray it is a difficult question to answer. Rather than seeking the advice of a gp, seeing a foot specialist (podiatrist) is indicated. ...Read more
Hi. My helper went to the doc today. Swollen left hand. Mainly wrist but entire hand and fingers swollen. Doc gave her gout meds and ibuomol. Apparently now pain worse.. even under her arm?
What medication can one use for gout, if you have porphyria? As you can't use any anti inflamatory meds with porphyria... Please help
What can I do to prevent a painful gout while taking a gout-inducing drug called ethambutol for tb?
TB drug & gout: Did u have history of gout before taking ethambutol? Ask doc treating TB if another drug would work as well without raising uric acid. If not, have doc prescribe gout preventive med like allopurinol. Increase fluid intake, alkalinize urine by taking sodium bicarbonate, avoid purine foods (organ meats, legumes [peanuts], alcohol, brewers yeast). Indocin (indomethacin) or Colchicine for acute gout (short-term only. ...Read more
Is there any drug interaction or side effects to taking the two drugs gemfibrozil for cholesterol and allopurinol for gout together?
No: There are no known interactions between the two drugs however I recommend that you space out the medications when taking them by a few hours so you can monitor for any possible reactions ...Read more
My foot thumb has swollen by gout...i have take medical with cataflam (diclofenac) 50 mg drug...it's ok now.but the swell still there...what should I do?
Takes quality time.: Many patients seem to think that the correct way to treat gout is to manage the symptoms at the time of the acute attack. The inflammation causing pain is only one characteristic of gout. The long term swelling will take a more long term, managed control of the disorder. For this you will need a physician, experienced in managing all the issues involved in effectively controlling gout. ...Read more
Either of the two: Some people's pain can respond to one nonsteriodal and not another. ...Read more
Gout: Can cause very painful flares of pain and swelling. The underlying problem is high uric acid levels in the blood. The urate deposits in the joints and other tissues causing inflammation and pain or sometimes no symptoms at all. Elevated uric acid can be from diet or it may be genetic. So. . . You may need medications for short term or long term. ...Read more
Gout : Rx of gout treatment is to reduce the symptoms of acute attack. Repeated attacks should be prevented by medications to reduce serum uric acid levels. Ice applied several times a day decreases pain. Drugs for acute treatment include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), Colchicine and steroids. Treatment for prevention include allopurinol, Febuxostat, probenecid and krystexxa (pegloticase). ...Read more
Not sure: Don't think there is anything- outside of homeopathic or vitamin store products. Can't vouch for their effectiveness. I';m sure if you have been diagnosed, you physician reminded you about which foods, drink, etc you should avoid. This is a good start to reducing your uric acid levels. ...Read more
Not natural: Gout is the painful precipitation of uric acid crystals in various joints of the body the most famous being the great toe. Management is by blocking synthesis of the uric acid by a pharmacological agent called allopurinol. This is so effective, and safe, that I wonder why anyone would consider anything else. No "natural" product comes close. ...Read more
Gout diet: Adjust diet. Take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /day. Allopurinol is usual med. ...Read more