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Over the counter pill for gout?
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antiinflammatories
Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout.
Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately.

In brief: Antiinflammatories
Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout.
Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately.
Dr. Karl Mangold
Dr. Karl Mangold
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Gout is an inflammatory process.
Taking Ibuprofen may help but you really need a prescription for some gout specific medications.

In brief: No
Gout is an inflammatory process.
Taking Ibuprofen may help but you really need a prescription for some gout specific medications.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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