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Can i take acetaminophen for gout?

10 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Gout

Yes you can take Acetaminophen for gout.
If you truly have confirmed gout i recommend that you talk with your doctor and take a medication to keep your uric acid level to 5 or below. Even if you control the pain and symptoms with acetamonophen the elevated uric acid is attacking your joints 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Best to treat it and not cover it up with a anti-inflammatory.

In brief: Gout

Yes you can take Acetaminophen for gout.
If you truly have confirmed gout i recommend that you talk with your doctor and take a medication to keep your uric acid level to 5 or below. Even if you control the pain and symptoms with acetamonophen the elevated uric acid is attacking your joints 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Best to treat it and not cover it up with a anti-inflammatory.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but.....

You can but it is not an effective treatment for gout.
If you want to take an otc med, take aleve (naproxen) instead.

In brief: Yes, but.....

You can but it is not an effective treatment for gout.
If you want to take an otc med, take aleve (naproxen) instead.
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Janet Kail
Gout is an arthritic inflammatory disease. All acetaminophen does is help with pain, but it does not rid the body of inflammation. While it will not hurt to take acedaminophen as long as you have a healthy liver and no allergy to it, the better choice would be antiinflammatory medication. Sometimes OTC NSAIDS are not enough and you need to see a doctor for different medication.