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what is gout? and why must you avoid sun and how long should you be on this med? I am a new user ca?

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robo 23 Jun 2009

Gout is a condition where uric acid crystals form in the joints causing pain in the feet and legs. It is more common in men over 30 and women over 50. You are more at risk if you are overweight, drink alcohol or have a high purine diet (meat, seafood.)

See https://www.drugs.com/enc/gout-chronic.html and https://www.drugs.com/enc/acute-gouty-arthritis.html for more information.

I can't see which drug you are taking? The most common drugs used to treat gout include allopurinol, colchicine, probenecid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and strong painkillers. Some drugs, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

How long you take the drug depends on how you respond and how well the gout can be controlled.

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