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What is the effect of taking anti-gout drugs?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Two types

There are 2 types of treatment for gout: 1.
Drugs that treat inflammation during a flare to reduce inflammation and pain. These include steroids, nsaids and Colchicine (colcrys) and 2. Drugs that reduce the uric acid level for long-term control like allopurinol, uloric and pegloticase.

In brief: Two types

There are 2 types of treatment for gout: 1.
Drugs that treat inflammation during a flare to reduce inflammation and pain. These include steroids, nsaids and Colchicine (colcrys) and 2. Drugs that reduce the uric acid level for long-term control like allopurinol, uloric and pegloticase.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Colcrys will take them to donut hole quickly. Probenicid/colchicine (500mg/0.5) is cheaper for patients, particularly for medicare patients. It's uricosuric effects help as well.
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In brief: See below

They decrease the production of uric acid and decrease inflamation in the joints.

In brief: See below

They decrease the production of uric acid and decrease inflamation in the joints.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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