Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Okay. When a person with gout has joint damage seen on x-rays that seems related to gout, daily medication to lower uric acid is usually recommended. The best medication for this purpose depends in part on whether you have ever had a kidney stone or chronic kidney disease.
Have you had or do you have either of the following?
chronic kidney disease (also called chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, etc).