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Medications for gout

There are various treatments available to help relieve the pain and swelling of gout. These range from anti-inflammatories to drugs called corticosteroids, most often prednisone. Your doctor may discuss medications with you and give you advice on what is most appropriate for you.

Preventative treatment

Some people with gout need to take medication to prevent attacks of gout. There are two medications available, but both have side effects. For more information, talk to your doctor.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated September 2017.


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