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

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In brief: Talk to your Dr.

They may want to put you on uloric or allopurinol.

In brief: Talk to your Dr.

They may want to put you on uloric or allopurinol.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: Increase fluids

Most common gout inducing drug is probably hydrochlothiazide (hctz) used to treat blood pressure.
As weird as it sounds: increase water intake to prevent gout attack.Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) lowers bp(in the long term) by reducing sodium in the blood vessel wall-we think!-not by fluid reduction in the vasculature.

In brief: Increase fluids

Most common gout inducing drug is probably hydrochlothiazide (hctz) used to treat blood pressure.
As weird as it sounds: increase water intake to prevent gout attack.Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) lowers bp(in the long term) by reducing sodium in the blood vessel wall-we think!-not by fluid reduction in the vasculature.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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