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Which Gout Treatments Really Work Long Term
There are many: Probenecid (benemid, probalan) and sulfinpyrazone (anturane) are the standard uricosurics. A more potent uricosuric, benzbromarone, may work for people with severe tophaceous gout and kidney impairment when other drugs do not. In some studies, benzbromarone was equal to or even more effective than allopurinol, another type of antihyperuricemic drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Esr is 32 and uric acid level 6.5 ...is it gout?what long term treatment duration for this value of esr and uricacid.
Absolutely not, man: Uric acid in the reference range for a man. Send rate is worthless in the diagnosis of gout and this pathologist considers yours essentially normal. Don't focus on an important disease that you do not have. Find the correct explanation for your symptoms, with the same smarts that led you to rule out gout. Best wishes. ...Read more
Esr is 32 and uric acid level 6.5 ...is it gout?what long term treatment duration for this value of esr and uricacid.have low back,right leg knee pain
Patient specific: Ultimately it's the one that reduces the accumulation of uric acid in your system. Depending on how long the disease has been present and how much damage has occurred secondarily in the joints will influence the treatments effectiveness. Treatments typically start with diet and then a combination of medications that will reduce the accumulation and aid with the excretion of uric acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied: There are many different treatments for the various pasts of gouty arthritis. For the acute attacks the inflammation can be treated with colchicine, anti-inflammatory medications( like ibuprofen) or steroids. Other medications may be used to lower the uric acid levels in the blood - like Allopurinol or uloric- for more chronic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No hard evidence: Uricelax is a natural supplement that claims to relieve symptoms of gout. There is little scientific evidence to support this. Any anti-inflammatory will help relieve some of the pain of a mild attack but its best to avoid trigger foods. Examples: Organ meats such as liver, seafood, beef and pork. Also sweet sodas, salty sauces and gravies, and beer. Consult your doctor for a complete eval. ...Read more
Feboxostat, colchicine, and ketolorac have been effective gout treatments this past year, but not for this longer than usual 10 day gout attack. Why?
See details: Febuxostat is not used to treat acute gout but to prevent it by normalizing serum uric acid. If continued during the acute attack it can prolong the attack and actually worsen it. You should not have these breakthrough attacks if the control is done properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi regarding Gout. Is Colchicine a pain killer that will work similar to another pain killer or is it more a treatment that will work only after taking for a few days NOT instantly? Thank you Rob
Helps in gout: especially in acute attack . Steroid injection will give quicker relief, best method is prevention of an attack . Always hydrate well ( drink lots of water all the time I do ! ) avoid alcohol and too much meat , get your uric acid monitored by a physician to avoid systemic damage to your body . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gout in my feet, have taken coltrazine for it, is this the best treatment or is there a generic one that doesn't cost a lot that would work as w?
Depends: There are several really good treatments for gout. If you are in an active flare, and your kidneys are good, and you are not at risk for an ulcer, indomethocin is very effective and inexpensive. Just be sure to take it with food. If you are not immunocompromised in any way Colchicine is another good treatment, and inexpensive too. If you develop diarrhea stop it right away. Prevention is best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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