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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?

  • kidney stone

  • chronic kidney disease (also called chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, etc).

Yes, I have had a kidney stone or have chronic kidney disease.

Nope, no kidney stones and my kidneys are fine, thanks.

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