How Can I Choose Medication to Treat My Gout?

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Considering taking medication to treat Gout? Drugs used to treat acute attacks and prevent future attacks include:
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): A higher dose can stop an acute attack, followed by a lower daily dose to prevent future attacks. Side effects: stomach pain, bleeding and ulcers.
  • Colchicine: a type of pain reliever that effectively reduces gout pain. Side effects: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, especially when taken in large doses.
  • Corticosteroids: may control gout inflammation and pain, in pill form or be injected into your joint. People with gout who can't take either NSAIDs or colchicine may try it. Side effects: mood changes, increased blood sugar levels and elevated blood pressure.
As to which one you should choose and how to take, please ask your doctor for treatment and prescriptions. Keywords: drugs gout treatment, gout medication, gout medications, gout meds, medication gout, meds gout, treatment gout medication