What is Gout?

Gout occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood and causes inflammation of the joints. The joint that is affected is usually swollen, red, and painful.

Treatment for gout includes taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat gout are uricosuric / colchicum alkaloid combinations, uricosuric drugs, xanthine oxidase inhibitors, colchicum alkaloids, NSAIDs, potassium salt / calculi dissolution agent combinations, and potassium salts.

Savings Tips for Gout

  • Users Guide to Gout

    May 10, 2016

    Not all big toe pain is gout—but you may have been hearing more about it recently. The prevalence of gout has increased greatly over the past 30 years.

    So what is gout, why do we get it, and how can you get rid of it?

    Why more gout? There is more gout for three main reasons: we live longer, more people have high blood pressure and diabetes, and common medications like aspirin and diuretics increase the risk of gout. See More

  • Zurampic Offers a New Option for Gout

    April 21, 2016

    Zurampic (lesinurad) is the newest medication to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of gout. Gout is an inflammatory type of arthritis that results from the buildup or uric acid crystals in the body.

    Recent statistics from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prenvention) show that gout is on the rise in the US, likely related to the rise in obesity in recent years.

    What is Zurampic used for?
    Zurampic is used with another type of gout medication called a xanthine oxidase inhibitor (some examples include allopurinol and febuxostat). See More

  • Colcrys (Colchicine): New FDA Approved Authorized Generic

    February 09, 2015

    Colcrys (colchicine) is used for the prevention and treatment of gout flares in adults. Colchicine was previously available as an inexpensive generic, unapproved by the FDA, but became patented as brand-name Colcrys in 2009. Now, finally, a generic is available again, which may mean prices will start to come back down.

    What is gout?

    Gout is a type of arthritis that can cause sudden and severe attacks of pain, typically in the big toe. See More

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Popular Gout Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 6 See Prices
NSAIDs 11 See Prices
NSAIDs 11 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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