Gout Topic Guide

Gout Gout: Gout is characterized by abnormal uric acid metabolism. Symptoms and signs include a red, hot, swollen joint, and acute pain. Medications for the treatment of gout include NSAIDs, colchicine, corticosteroids, probenecid, allopurinol, and febuxostat. Staying hydrated as well as elevating and applying ice packs to the swollen joint may help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

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febuxostat Febuxostat

Febuxostat reduces the production of uric acid in your body. A build-up of uric acid can cause gout symptoms...learn more »

citric acid and sodium citrate Citric Acid And Sodium Citrate

Citric acid and sodium citrate is a combination medicine that helps make your urine less acidic. Sometimes called a urinary alkalizer, this medicine is used ...learn more »

citric acid, potassium citrate, and sodium citrate Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, And Sodium Citrate

Citric acid, potassium citrate, and sodium citrate is a combination medicine that helps make your urine less acidic. Sometimes called a urinary alkalizer, th...learn more »

colchicine and probenecid Colchicine And Probenecid

Colchicine alters the way your body responds to uric acid crystals. Too much uric acid in the body is what leads to the symptoms of gout (swelling and pain)...learn more »

potassium citrate Potassium Citrate

Potassium citrate is a mineral that is used to treat kidney stones...learn more »

colchicine Colchicine

Colchicine affects the way the body responds to uric acid crystals, which reduces swelling and pain...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

indomethacin Indomethacin

Indomethacin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

sulindac Sulindac

Sulindac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)...learn more »

probenecid Probenecid

Probenecid is used to treat gout and gouty arthritis. This medicine reduces the amount of uric acid in your body by causing it to be passed in your urine./...learn more »

allopurinol Allopurinol

Allopurinol reduces the production of uric acid in the body...learn more »