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How can prescription medicines help with gout?

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Your doctor may recommend one of these medicines that you can't get over the counter:

�Indomethacin is a pain reliever.

�Colchicine and steroids help with inflammation.

�Probenecid helps your kidneys get uric acid out of your body.

�Pegloticase breaks down uric acid.

�Allopurinol and febuxostat make your body produce less uric acid.

�Lesinurad helps your body get rid of uric acid when you pee.

From: Which Medicines Treat Gout? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “What is Gout?”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Gout.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Health Letter: “All About Gout.”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, Medline Plus: “What Causes Gout?”

American College of Rheumatology, Gout: “Fast Facts.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Treatment.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “What is Gout?”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers about Gout.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Health Letter: “All About Gout.”

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: “Gout.”

National Institutes of Health, Medline Plus: “What Causes Gout?”

American College of Rheumatology, Gout: “Fast Facts.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Gout Treatment.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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