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FDA Approves Duzallo (lesinurad and allopurinol) for Hyperuricemia in Patients with Uncontrolled Gout

Posted 21 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2017-- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) today announced Duzallo was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a once-daily oral treatment for hyperuricemia associated with gout in patients who have not achieved target serum uric acid (sUA) levels with a medically appropriate daily dose of allopurinol alone. Duzallo is not ...

Dash Diet Lowers Odds for Painful Gout

Posted 10 May 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 – Warding off the joint pain of gout may be as easy as eating right, a new study suggests. Gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling, is caused by excess uric acid in the blood. It's the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, and its incidence has risen among Americans over recent decades, Harvard researchers noted. But the DASH (Dietary Approaches ...

Health Tip: Help Ward Off Gout

Posted 4 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

-- When your body builds up unhealthy levels of uric acid – a natural byproduct of your body's cells – it may lead to a type of arthritis called gout. The American Academy of Family Physicians says there are things you can do to reduce your risk of a gout attack: Take all medications recommended by your doctor. Discuss with your doctor the risks of taking aspirin, which may interfere with your ...

Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout

Posted 15 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 – A diet that helps people reduce high blood pressure may also offer a non-drug treatment for gout – a type of inflammatory arthritis, a new study suggests. The clinical trial included more than 400 people who ate the so-called DASH diet (which features high amounts of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and low amounts of fats and saturated fats), or a typical American ...

Steroid May Be Safe, Effective Gout Treatment, Study Finds

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 – A steroid pill may be as good as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for treating painful gout, new research suggests. Researchers who compared the steroid prednisolone with the arthritis medication indomethacin found both drugs offered a similar degree of pain reduction. And while indomethacin (Indocin) appeared to cause more minor side effects, neither ...

High Uric-Acid Levels, Lower Risk of Parkinson's?

Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 – Men with high levels of uric acid in their blood may be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers compared about 400 people in ongoing studies who developed Parkinson's disease and more than 1,200 people in the same studies who did not develop the movement disorder. Men with the highest levels of uric acid (also called urate) were ...

Enriched Skim Milk Good for Gout, Study Suggests

Posted 24 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 – If you have gout, drinking enriched skim milk may help reduce the frequency of painful flare-ups, new research suggests. The new study included 120 patients who had experienced at least two flare-ups in the previous four months. They were divided into three treatment groups that consumed either lactose powder, skim milk powder or skim milk powder enriched with ...

Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study

Posted 28 Jul 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 28 – Over the past two decades, the number of American adults with the painful joint disease gout has soared to 8.3 million, a new study finds. The study's authors blame the rise in gout – an inflammatory form of arthritis triggered by a buildup of uric acid in the joints – on rising rates of obesity and high blood pressure. They note that better prevention of these risk factors ...

FDA Approves Colcrys (colchicine, USP) for Prevention of Gout Flares

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

New Colchicine Formulation Significantly Reduces Side Effects, Maintains Full Efficacy; Now Indicated for Both Prophylaxis and Treatment of Gout Flares PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ – URL Pharma, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Colcrys (colchicine, USP) for the prophylaxis (prevention) of gout flares. Colcrys was first approved by the FDA ...

Uloric Approved for Gout

Posted 16 Feb 2009 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 16 – Takeda Pharmaceuticals' Uloric (febuxostat) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat gout, a painful condition characterized by elevated levels of uric acid that can build up in the blood, joints and soft tissue. Uloric is the first new treatment option in more than four decades for gout, a chronic condition affecting more than 5 million Americans, ...

More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout

Posted 9 Mar 2009 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 9 – Consuming more vitamin C may help reduce a man's risk of gout, according to researchers who studied almost 47,000 men over a 20-year span. During that time, more than 1,300 of the men developed gout. Compared with those whose vitamin C intake through food and supplements was less than 250 milligrams a day, the risk for gout was 17 percent lower among men with a daily intake of ...

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