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What medications are suggested to prevent gout flare-ups?

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If you can’t take allopurinol or it is not effective, your doctor may prescribe febuxostat (Uloric). It should be used with caution, however, because it has been linked to increased risk of death from heart disease and from other causes.

  • Allopurinol (Aloprim, Lopurin, Zyloprim)
  • Canakinumab (Ilaris)
  • Lesinurad (Zurampic)
  • Pegloticase (Krystexxa)
  • Probenecid (Probalan)
  • Rasburicase (Elitek)

From: How to Treat Gout Attacks at Home WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Robert T. Keenan, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology and immunology, Duke University School of Medicine.

Scott Zashin, MD, clinical professor of medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; attending physician, Presbyterian Hospital.

Lan Chen, MD, PhD, attending rheumatologist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Gout and Pseudogout Treatment & Management: "Treatment."

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Gout -- Treatments for Gout."

Merck Manual: "Gout."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Robert T. Keenan, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology and immunology, Duke University School of Medicine.

Scott Zashin, MD, clinical professor of medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; attending physician, Presbyterian Hospital.

Lan Chen, MD, PhD, attending rheumatologist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Gout and Pseudogout Treatment & Management: "Treatment."

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Gout -- Treatments for Gout."

Merck Manual: "Gout."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 02, 2019

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