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What is traditional medicine for gout?
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
There are different medicines given to prevent gout than there is to treat an acute case or chronic case.
Allopurinol is an example of a preventative or uloric (on tv commericals of late.) Colchicine is given as both a treatment and preventative med depending on the dosage, anti-inflammatories are given as a treatment, if you meant "alternative" then I have heard of cherry extract as a treatment.

In brief: Depends
There are different medicines given to prevent gout than there is to treat an acute case or chronic case.
Allopurinol is an example of a preventative or uloric (on tv commericals of late.) Colchicine is given as both a treatment and preventative med depending on the dosage, anti-inflammatories are given as a treatment, if you meant "alternative" then I have heard of cherry extract as a treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Colchicine
Colchicine is a very old medication that has always been the gold standard for treatment of acute gout attacks.
Unfortunately it was recently re-patented and its price is considerably more. The old standard drug for preventing gout is allopurinol, taken when you dont have a gout attack currently in progress.

In brief: Colchicine
Colchicine is a very old medication that has always been the gold standard for treatment of acute gout attacks.
Unfortunately it was recently re-patented and its price is considerably more. The old standard drug for preventing gout is allopurinol, taken when you dont have a gout attack currently in progress.
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