Gout Drugs: Overview

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Gout is a painful inflammation of the joints caused by an accumulation of uric acid. Excessive uric acid may cause monosodium urate crystals to form in the joints causing the inflammation. Gout often attacks the joint in the big toe where the pain can be agonizing. Gout tends to occur more often at night. Certain drugs such as Colchicine and ibuprofen may help alleviate pain associated with gout.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific drugs used to treat gout and some of the drugs' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Colchicine: Overview
  2. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
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