For most patients, gout, including acute exacerbation (pain) and remission (painless), therefore, the treatment should also be based on the
For most patients, gout, including acute exacerbation (pain) and remission (painless), therefore, the treatment should also be based on the current period of time were treated differently.
Acute exacerbation (pain): as the name suggests, were very obvious at this stage of pain, so the treatment should be mainly used drugs to relieve pain, including colchicine, celecoxib (Celebrex), etoricoxib (An Kangxin), hormone (prednisone) etc.. Generally speaking, the pain often colchicine, Celebrex, health letter of this class of drugs, hormone because some side effects are generally not recommended for use. However, when the onset of articular gout serious, only the use of such drugs can ease the pain, you can use prednisone (analgesic treatment needs to be conducted under the guidance of a doctor to reduce the side effects). But no matter what kind of pain, there is a certain degree of gastrointestinal injury risk, it is recommended that patients with gastrointestinal diseases when using these drugs to strengthen the protection of the stomach.
Remission (painless period): when the pain relief after general went into remission, although this period did not have any symptoms, but still need to urate lowering therapy (see the specific reasons why gout has eased, more urate lowering therapy?). Methods of reducing uric acid include drinking more water (more than 2500ml per day) and low purine diet (see details of diet for gout and hyperuricemia). While the target of reducing uric acid treatment (stopping time) to maintain blood uric acid in 300umol/L for up to six months.