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Which gout treatments work best?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prevention

Best way to prevent gout is to lower uric acid by diet or exercise, allopurinol, uloric, or other drugs.
Best treatment for acute flares include ice, rest, colchicine, and anti inflammatories.

In brief: Prevention

Best way to prevent gout is to lower uric acid by diet or exercise, allopurinol, uloric, or other drugs.
Best treatment for acute flares include ice, rest, colchicine, and anti inflammatories.
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