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Medications for Gout, Acute

What is Gout, Acute:  Acute gout (or a gout flare) is an intensely painful and disabling inflammatory arthritis, usually involving a single joint but occasionally involving two or more joints. Gout is caused by having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body which causes uric acid to accumulate around joints and form crystals. These crystals cause the joint to swell and become inflamed.

Medications to treat Gout, Acute

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
colchicine C N 43 reviews
7.0

Generic name: colchicine systemic

Brand names:  Colcrys, Mitigare

Drug class: antigout agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Colcrys C N 20 reviews
7.0

Generic name: colchicine systemic

Drug class: antigout agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
indomethacin C N X 95 reviews
8.0

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Brand names:  Indocin, Indocin SR

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Indocin C N X 10 reviews
9.0

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
naproxen C N X 31 reviews
8.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Naprelan, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ibuprofen C N X 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Brand names:  Advil, Advil Liqui-Gels, IBU, Motrin, A-G Profen, Actiprofen, Addaprin, Genpril, Haltran, Ibu-4, Ibu-6, Ibu-8, IBU-200, Ibu-Tab, Midol IB, Motrin IB, Nuprin, Proprinal, Q-Profen

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Aleve C N X 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Advil C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack C N 5 reviews
10

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Naprosyn C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
methylprednisolone C N 29 reviews
9.0

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Brand names:  MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack, Medrol Dosepak, Depo-Medrol, Medrol, Solu-Medrol

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Advil Liqui-Gels C N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Clinoril C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: sulindac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
IBU C N X Add review
10

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Motrin C N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Anaprox C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
A-G Profen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Actiprofen C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Addaprin C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Anaprox-DS C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Genpril C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Haltran C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ibu-4 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ibu-6 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ibu-8 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: ibuprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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