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What nonprescription medicines are used to treat gout?

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help reduce pain and swelling in the joints during a gout attack. Popular types are aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. If you take NSAIDs in the first 24 hours, it can help shorten the attack. Other ways to reduce the pain are to ice, rest, and raise the joint.

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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