Gout Treatment

Treatment will depend on your symptoms, your age, and your general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. Treatment may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to relieve pain and inflammation
  • Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
  • Colchicine, an oral or IV medication to relieve pain and inflammation
  • Drinking more non-alcoholic fluids
  • Avoiding alcoholic drinks
  • Eating less protein-rich foods
  • Weight loss (if obesity is a factor)
  • Medication to lower the uric acid level in the blood
  • Medication to block production of uric acid in the body
  • Surgery to remove extremely large tophi

Talk with your health care providers about the risks, benefits, and possible side effects of all medications.

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