The gout cure you look for first is one that will relieve the agony.
Though it is vital, in the long term, to control uric acid, those treatments will not give the immediate gout pain relief that you need.
Whilst you wait for your uric acid treatment to get you to safe levels, you can look to the pain relieving treatments listed here.
This part of the Gout Treatment Section looks at medicines that reduce inflammation to relieve gout pain. Other pages in this section look at lowering uric acid to remove the cause of that pain.
Gout pain is due to inflammation that results when our immune system attacks uric acid crystals. Medicines to cure gout pain work by reducing that inflammation. As science discovers more knowledge of how our bodies react to uric acid crystals, new ways of fighting gouty arthritis inflammation are being developed. Individual responses to different gout treatments vary from person to person, so if you find that a particular gout pain remedy is not working for you, discuss some of the alternatives with your doctor.
Anti-Inflammatory Gout Cure List
Please note that, as of December 2009, I am creating new reference pages, hence some of the links may be to old style information sheets. Join the free Gout Update service if you want to be informed when they change.
|Gout Cure||Alternative & Brand Name||Description|
|Colcrys (colchicine)||Colchicin; Colchicina; Colchicinum; Colchineos; Colchisol; Colcin; Colcrys; Colsaloid; Colstat; Condylon||Colchicine side effects might make you think twice about this common gout remedy. Find out if the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Also supplied combined with probenecid (Col-Probenecid; ColBenemid)|
|Ibuprofen||Motrin; Andran; Brufen; Liptan; Advil; Butylenin; Ibuprocin; Anflagen; Buburone; Nurofen and many more||Ibuprofen side effects do not stop it being the favorite of all gout remedies for pain relief. This NSAID (aka ibuprofin or ibuprophen) as a gel or cream, minimizes ibuprofen side effects.|
|Indomethacin||indometacin; Arthrexin; Imbrilon; Metindol; Indocin; Tannex||Indomethacin (commonly branded as Indocin) is the most prescribed drug for relieving gout pain. As with all medication, you need to be aware of possible side-effects.|
There are many other anti-inflammatory gout remedies. NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are a large group of similar medicines that include ibuprofen and indomethacin listed above. I will add more to the list later.
Note that these painkillers are not a long-term solution. Most are only suitable for use for a short time, and they should be seen as an interim measure while you get rid of old uric acid crystals by lowering your blood uric acid below 6mg/dL (0.35mmol/L).
Next Gout Cure Steps
Discuss your best choice for pain relief with your doctor, ensuring that you also have a plan in place for lowering uric acid.
If you are not sure which gout cure will best help you avoid pain, or if you want me to investigate and summarize other treatments, please ask in the gout treatment forum.
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