Acute attacks of gout
and long-term treatment of gout require different approaches. Treatment usually involves medication.
Drug treatments for acute attacks of gout are aimed at relieving pain and reducing inflammation. They should be started as early as possible.
Medications used in the treatment of gout include:
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
If your pain has not been relived even after 12 hours of taking DICLOFENAC
,then you may opt for injection COLCHICINE,since you used it earlier with very good results.
Colchicine has been used against gout attacks for centuries. It is highly effective, although it is no longer the first drug of choice because of its frequent, unpleasant, and sometimes very serious side effects.But if you tolerate it well,you must go for it.
Along with COLCHICINE,you may apply local ice packs for 15 to 20 minutes at a time for 3 to 4 times a day.
After the attack passes away,you can opt for other long term treatment options.