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Which is the best medication for gout?

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What do you find to be the best drug treatment for the Gout?
Posted Wed, 27 Nov 2013 in Arthritis
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Febuxostat is best drug for maintenance therapy Detailed Answer: Hello I have studied your case, Yes gout can be treated with medication and diet restriction. For gout you may need medicine like zyloric, allopurinol and newer febuxostat you can start then according to blood uric acid level consulting his treating doctor. Febuxostat is best drug for maintenance therapy of gout. Food to be avoided in diet includes –meat and poultry. The most abundant source of purines are the full range of meats: beef, pork, poultry, fish and other seafood. Organ meats are especially high in purines and should be avoided completely on a gout diet. When reducing meat, get protein from other sources including low-fat dairy, eggs and plant-based sources such as beans, legumes, soybeans and whole grains. Alcohol reduces the ability of your body to excrete uric acid via the kidneys and urine. Increase your daily intake of water. As the water is turned into urine, it carries uric acid out of your body. Institute of Medicine recommends that adult men drink 3 litres of water daily; women should drink 2 litres. Processed carbohydrates and sugars take the place of healthy carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, in your diet. High sugar intake can contribute to obesity, a risk factor for gout. The fibre in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may also help carry excess uric acid out of your body. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. If you find this answer helpful do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion. Wishing you good health. Take care
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Follow-up: Which is the best medication for gout? 1 hour later
What drug would you recommend for an acute attract?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 5 hours later
Brief Answer: For acute attack colchicine is useful Detailed Answer: Hello again For acute attack colchicine[ goutnil] is useful.You can take analgesic along with it. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. If you find this answer helpful do not hesitate to rate this answer at end of discussion. Wishing you good health. Take care
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