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What is a good medicine for gout in the ankle? I take a

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What is a good medicine for gout in the ankle?

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I take a blood thinner. I have high blood pressure and type II diabetes

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
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There are several options for treating gout. Have you had gout in the past? What have you tried?

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I have gout before in my right foot . I took allupurinol. This was about 4 years ago
Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

Allopurinol is a good medication for preventing gout attacks if your uric acid levels are high. It is not a good medication for treating a flare up. For that, the drug of choice is indomethacin (indocin), though other anti-inflammatories such as naprosyn (alleve) and ibuprofen (motrin) can be used. Some doctors will also use colchicine to help abort an exacerbation. Check with your doctor, or his nurse, about which medication is best for you given your medical history and current use of a blood thinner.

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Doctor: Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

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