Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gout Medication

When someone is suffering from a gout attack, the only thing they want is for the pain to stop. Many gout sufferer turn to medication for relief. There are three types of medication to considering for gout sufferers: Steroid drugs, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) and Gout Prevention Medication.

When someone goes to the doctor for a gout attack, many times the doctor will prescribe a steroidal prednisone dose pack to help eliminate the pain. This can be an effective method of helping with a gout attack. However, it is common for the need for longer dose and sometimes this may not help. Prednisone can also be addictive and should be tapered off with the help of a doctor.

Gout attacks can be accompanied with tremendous pain that can be controlled using the proper NSAID medication. Powerful NSAID medications can be prescribed by the doctor like Voltarol, Arcoxia, Indomethacin, and Zipsor. Over-the-counter medications like Naproxen, Ibuprofen, or Aspirin. These medications can be used to control the pain associated with a gout attack however they do not remove the uric acid causing the gout attack. As with any medication, one medication may work better for different people. Side effects can also be associated with any medication.

Gout Preventive medication are used to reduce the uric acid in the blood stream. Medicines like Allopurinol, Uloric, Colcrys, and Colchicine are very popular for gout sufferers attempting to control their gout. They reduce or limit the amount of uric acid that enters the blood stream.

There are also natural alternatives to fighting gout on my Fight Gout Naturally blog post.

Gout Preventive Medicine

  • Allopurinol
  • Uloric
  • Colcrys
  • Colchicine

Non-Prescription Gout Pain NSAID

  • Naproxen
  • Ibuprofen

Prescription Gout Pain NSAID

  • Voltarol
  • Arcoxia
  • Indomethacin
  • Zipsor
  • Piroxicam

Prescription Steroid for Gout Pain

  • Prednisone Dosage Pack
If I have overlooked any medication for helping gout, please add yours to the comments link below this post