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Gout Treatment Information
Common treatment options for gout include:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications, which are available in over-the-counter and prescription versions, reduce the inflammation and pain of gout.
- Corticosteroids. Synthetic hormones, such as prednisone, can be taken orally or injected into the affected joint to control inflammation.
- Colchicine. This medication is prescribed specifically to relieve gout attacks. It interrupts the inflammatory process caused by uric acid crystals, but can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Uric acid-lowering drugs. Medications such as allopurinol generally are not helpful during a gout attack, but can be taken as long-term therapy to prevent flare-ups.
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Gout Support Services
These national organizations offer information and resources for people with gout:
A Sampling of Gout Support Services
American College of Rheumatology
This organization, representing rheumatologists and other rheumatology professionals, offers information on managing gout.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
This U.S. government agency maintains information on the diagnosis and treatment of gout.