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Genes, Not Diet, May Be Key to Gout Flare-Ups

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – Although many people suffering from painful gout flare-ups point to diet as the culprit, new research suggests DNA plays a much bigger role. The findings challenge the long-held belief that diet is the major factor in gout, a joint disease that causes extreme pain and swelling. Gout is caused by hyperuricemia – high blood levels of uric acid, which forms crystals that ...

Study Sees No Link Between Gout Drug, Kidney Disease

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 – The gout drug allopurinol may offer some protection from kidney disease, according to a new study that upends traditional beliefs. Some doctors hesitate to prescribe the drug to patients because of concerns it may raise their risk for chronic kidney disease, even though there is a lack of evidence to that effect. As a result, many gout patients are undertreated, the Boston ...

Ilaris (canakinumab) May Be New Weapon Against Gout

Posted 18 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 – A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis. Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the new strategy aims to reduce overall inflammation. ...

Sleep Apnea Might Raise Odds for Painful Gout

Posted 30 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 – People with sleep apnea have higher chances of developing gout, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 16,000 people with sleep apnea and more than 63,000 people without apnea who were followed for a median of nearly six years. (Half were followed longer, half for less time.) Overall, 4.9 percent of sleep apnea patients and 2.6 percent of the others ...

AHA: Gout Could Increase Heart Disease Risk

Posted 17 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Having a type of inflammatory arthritis called gout may worsen heart-related outcomes for people being treated for coronary artery disease, according to new research. The study, published Aug. 17 in The Journal of the American Heart Association, sought to clarify older research on the link between cardiovascular disease and gout, which occurs ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Febuxostat (Brand Name Uloric): Drug Safety Communication - FDA to Evaluate Increased Risk of Heart-related Death

Posted 16 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is alerting the public that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of heart-related death with febuxostat (Uloric) compared to another gout medicine called allopurinol. FDA required the Uloric drug manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to conduct this safety study when the medicine was approved in 2009. Once the final results from the manufacturer are ...

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 ...

FDA Approves Zurampic (lesinurad) to Treat High Blood Uric Acid Levels Associated with Gout

Posted 30 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

December 22, 2015 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid in the blood (hyperuricemia) associated with gout, when used in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI), a type of drug approved to reduce the production of uric acid in the body. Gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by the buildup of too much uric ...

Zurampic Approved for Gout

Posted 23 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 – Zurampic (lesinurad) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control blood levels of uric acid associated with gout. Gout, a form of arthritis, commonly emerges as pain, redness and swelling in the big toe. Uric acid normally is a natural waste product that's passed through the kidneys. But when it builds up in the body, crystals may form and lead ...

Gout's Silver Lining: A Lower Risk for Alzheimer's?

Posted 5 Mar 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 – The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. A new study finds that gout – or the high uric acid level that drives the inflammatory condition – may shield against the dementia. "Our work shows the potential protective effect of a high level of uric acid and gout ...

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