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Gout (also known as podagra when it involves the big toe)[1] is a medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, swollen joint. The metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the big toe is the most commonly affected (approximately 50% of cases). However, it may also present as tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy. It is caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. The uric acid crystallizes, and the crystal...
Eliquis and Gout

I have been taking Eliquis for 3 weeks and have had 3 gout flare-ups. I am not drinking beer and have had limited red meat and seafood (3 of the more popular triggers). Is there a connection between Eliquis and gout flare-ups? ## Hello, Todd! How are you doing? I am sorry about the problem you're having. Yes, gout is a common side effect of this medication, according to FDA reports, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Are you on any other medications? ## I started taking Indomethacin for the gout flare-ups and it worked good. I am not on any other medications. My doctor believes the gout flare-ups were due to rapid weight loss (down 25 pounds in 1.5 months). ...

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Januvia and gout

I recently began taking Januvia and in less than 2 weeks later I got my first case of gout. Has anyone else had this happen to them? ## I have just been given a prescription for januvia. I notice that one of the side effects is an upper respiratory infection. I am having a knee replacement in two weeks, and I don't need to have an infection. What has been the experience with this? ## I was put on Januvia two days ago and I now have gout in my wrist. ## First off, let me state that this is NOT what would be considered a drug interaction, a drug interaction occurs when you are taking more than one drug at the same time and the two (or more) of them together cause adverse effects. If this type of problem is caused by the drug, then it is considered a Side Effect. That said, I can only ... ...

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lactic acid gout

osteoarthritis pain from lactic acid ## Hello, Jules! How are you? What condition are you asking about? It seems you're confusing several. Osteoarthritis is completely different from gout and the latter would involved uric acid. What have you been diagnosed with? NSAIDs can be used to treat osteoarthritis, unless one's health prohibits such, but gout often requires something to reduce the uric acid. ...

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Topamax and gout

I have been on 50mg of Topamax for weight loss and recently had what appears to be my first attack of gout. If it is associated with kidney stones, could it also be associated with an increase in uric acid leading to gout? ## I have just finished taking topamax, and I can hardly move my left arm because of the pain of gout.Would be interesting to hear of anyone else., ## My fiance has developed what looks likes gout after being on topamax for about a week. After some googling i came across this: ## There are rare occasions where this medication has caused blood clots in some people during treatment. I encourage you to consult your doctor to be certain of what is causing your issues, before just assuming it is gout. What kind of pain are you suffering? ...

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Gout maintenance

I get gout. Whats better for keeping it down, naproxen 500mg or indomethacin 50mg? Also how much % of antinflamatory is in the naproxen 500mg? ## Because both of these medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), their effectiveness is going to depend upon a comparable dosage to one-another as well as the way your body responds to each medication. Personally, I would look into natural remedies (such as essential oils) as a treatment option, simply due to the fact that there are little or no side effects in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. As to how much % of anti-inflamatory is in the Naproxen, I don't have an answer to that. Have you tried either of those medications yet to see how well each one helps? ...

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Calvepen and gout

Does Calvepen 666mg cause an attack of gout? ## Calvepen contains the active ingredient Penicillin, this is an antibiotic used to treat many types of infections. And yes, if you are already predisposed to gout, it can aggravate it and cause an attack. Have you contacted your doctor, yet? They should be able to give you an alternative antibiotic. ...

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Perindopril, gout

I have been taking Quinapril for many years, but cannot get it in Malaysia, so now take Perindopril. I have also suffered from occasional gout for years - but recently attacks have become much more frequent (every couple of weeks). Could this be the Perindopril? ## Yes, it certainly may be due to the Perindopril. Most blood pressure medications can cause excess uric acid levels that result in gout and sometimes you have to play around to find one that works for you, without being a literal pain. Learn more Perindopril details here. Do you have a doctor there that can help you find a different medication? Because you may be better off staying away from this drug class to avoid the issue. ## am a diabetic 59 yrs male. on metformin & gibenclamide for diabetes for 9 yrs and simvastatin ... ...

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Febuxostat for Gout

Has Febuxostat been approved for gout at this time? ## It does not appear that it has been approved for use yet, it was submitted in 2004, but the process takes awhile. ...

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meloxicam 15 mg gout?

Will this medicine help my chronic gout? ## Hello, John! How are you? Sorry about the gout problem, that can be miserable. Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that's used to treat pain, fever and swelling. It may help with some of the pain and swelling, but should only be taken if your doctor has prescribed it and said it is safe for you to take. its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach irritation and increased risk of bleeding. Learn more Meloxicam details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## can7.5 tablet of melxicam be helpful for gout in my finger joint? ## Will meloxicam help with my gout pain and swelling? ...

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Chlorthalid and Gout

I have been taking this medication for years to control blood pressure and water retention for salt in my body.Now I am having trouble with gout. I read that this medication can cause gout, is this one of the side effects. ## Have you consulted your doctor? Chlorthalidone has been known to cause high levels of uric acid in the blood, but gout rarely occurs. However, you should consult your doctor to make sure that it is gout and to get to the root of the cause. Learn more about Chlorthalidone Details ...

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Kenalog 40 mg inj. gout

How long do the effects of a Kenalog inj. last? I got gout while traveling alone on a cruise, and my only option was a Kenalog inj. This was a week ago today. My results have been completely favorable with no side effects (so far), but had I had the option, I would NEVER have chosen to have cortisone. I'm wondering how long the pain relieving effects of Kenalog last (1 week, 1 month, 1 year?) but mostly I am wondering if I may have untoward effects later. Has anyone had any experience in a case like this? ## It actually contains Triamcinolone, still a corticosteroid, but a different one. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, weight gain and fluid retention, as reported by the FDA. It's actually usually dosed weekly for gout,... ...

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Endomethicine for Gout

Is there a substitute or over the counter alternative for endomethicine to treat gout? ## No, it is a very strong nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, while there are some in this class available over the counter, they are not nearly as potent. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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drug treatment for gout

green capsule used for treatment of gout with the name and number of mylan 143 ## I located a match, Click here to see a picture of the pill. If this is your pill it's Indomethacin 25 mg, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to reduce fever, pain, stiffness, and swelling. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, molecules known to cause these symptoms. To learn more click on the link below... If this is not your pill, please post back so I can help you locate the right pill and drug information. ## Thank you. This is exactly the anwer to my question. Your information provided is very much appreciated. :-) ## Hi I'm Madel I need some tips bcuz my meanstration two months from now not comes out can iknow if what is the best med for this plea... ...

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prednisone 5mg for gout

My dosage is 4x5mg daily for 5 days then 3 for 3 days then 2 daily for 3 days then 1 tablet daily for 3 days then stop My question is ! On the daily dosage for example 4 tablets per day do they have to be taken altogether or do you space them out over the day ## Hello, Alan! How are you? They can be taken either way, depending on what works best for you. Some people prefer to split them up to try to minimize the side effects. The U.S. FDA lists them as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, insomnia and nervousness. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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Hydrocodone and gout pain

Can I take hydrocodone for gout pain? ## Yes, you can take hydrocodone for any kind of pain. Just make sure you are taking your own medication & not someone else's. lol seriously, though, they have other meds for gout, Allopurinol which is for acute gout, the kind in a flare up, and colchicine, which is to control gout for the long term. I would talk to your doc about those first. But for temporary use, ask your doc about a low dose of hydro just til the flare up eases. ...

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White Oval Pill I-2 for Gout?

What is a white oval uncoated pill that has I-2 on one side? Is it recommended for Gout? ## This is one of the many types of generic 200mg ibuprofen (name brand Motrin.) It is an over the counter dose of an anti-imflammatory NSAID used for mild to moderate pain. Side effects include stomach ache and/or bleed, headache, constipation. ...

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Diclofenaco for gout releif

i purchased diclofenaco in mexico for gout but had no flair up yet does this stuff actually releive gout pain ## The U.S. and Canadian name for this would be Diclofenac, it is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that is used to treat pain, fever and swelling. Learn more: Have you consulted your doctor about using it? ...

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Allopurin For Gout And Rashes

I have been using allopurin for about 12 months now as a gout relief treatment. I have noted that I have been getting outbreaks of rashes - brownish red spots, slightly raised which develop into dry, flaky skins patches - concentrated around the lower back, and upper buttock. This has become concerning now as they have now spread to the legs as well as under the arms. My wife says it is the Puricos (allopurin) and thinks I must discontinue. Any comment or view ## Have you consulted your doctor? It is rare, but Allopurinol can cause a rash, in some people and, when it does, they usually do have to discontinue use of it. You can learn more here: ...

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endo 602 will it help gout paln

I am having a severe gout attack that is causing me bad ankle and Achilles pain have not slept I took half an Endo 602 will this help or should I take the whole pill ## Endo Pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 5mgs of Oxycodone and 325mgs of Acetaminophen. You should take is following your doctor's prescribing instructions. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...

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