When it comes to treatment for gout, there are a number of commonly prescribed gout medications and some very good reasons for taking them . . . and it’s also a good idea to look at what they are, how they work, what the side effects are, and what you could be doing differently with your life to avoid having to take them.

Let’s go down the list.

First and foremost of all the gout medications is Allopurinol. Once again, with a little Google-ing around you can verify for yourself that Allopurinol inhibits “xanthine oxidase” and blocks the production of uric acid.

Really cool huh?

Wouldn’t it be better to eat a lot of high antioxidant foods and skip the gout medications?

Side Effects?

Yeah, what about the side effects of allopurinol? Usually it’s tolerated well by most people but skin rashes are the most common side effect.

However…there are a few very serious ones:

  • “Allpurinol Hypersensitivity Syndrome” has a few characteristics: mouth sores, widespread rash, fever, liver inflammation, reduced kidney function and more.
  • “Vasculitis” is inflammation of blood vessels.
  • “Aplastic Anemia” is when the bone marrow fails to produce blood cells.
  • “Hepatitis” is inflammation of the liver.

Did you notice that inflammation came up a lot?

Let’s move on to Cochicine. Colchicine gout treatment is used to reduce the swelling and inflammation that come along with severe gout attacks but it does not reduce uric acid levels.

It’s proven to help reduce the chance of future gout attacks and is often used for people who don’t do well with NSAIDs. (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

…and the most common side effects are: vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.

On the more serious side is bone marrow problems and muscle inflammation. Also it is used carefully on people with reduced kidney function.

If you’ve hung in with me this far down the page, it’s time for us to pick up the pace…it’s not my intention to highlight pills and synthetic drugs.

Thanks to you, I’m walking without medication!

Hi Bert, Just to let you know, and I was surprized how quick you answered my Email.  I meant to Thank You, in the last email.  4 Days ago I could hardly walk, and Thanks to you I’am walking, without any Medication. I did do another treatment, but I’am still a little sore in my toe and ankle. And now little in both wrists, which I did not have yesterday.  Just wondering what I sould do now? I’am going out today, to pick some of the ingredients today. ~ Glen


Other Common Gout Medications

If you’ve let yourself get so out of whack, use one of these we’ve talked about on this page. But if you can manifest some awareness and discipline, keep reading beyond this page and let’s figure out how to get you on some serious flavonoids.

  • “Probalan” is a uricosuric agent and lowers uric acid levels…and has side effects.
  • “Elitek” is also know as Rasburicase and it increases the rate at which uric acid in broken down in the body…and is used more commonly in cancer treatment and has serious side effects and needs to be monitored meticulously.
  • “Indomethacin” is a NSAID that works by reducing the hormones that cause inflammation…AND has some super nasty side effects and REALLY has to be taken carefully.
  • “Triglide” is Fenofibrate and lowers high cholesterol and high triglycerides. It is used as part of a treatment to bring gout under control…and has to be taken carefully and has serious side effects. (Sheeeesh)
  • “Prednisone” is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation…and can weaken your immune system and make it easier for you to get infections or have your infections get easily worse…stay away from this nasty crap.
  • “Gengraf” is Cyclosporine…I’m worn out talking about all these severe drugs. Don’t ever let yourself get so screwed up you have to take this one. It’s used to prevent rejection after an organ transplant and is used for severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. It will lower your immune system response and has a long list of nasty side effects and must be administered by a doctor very carefully.

There are too many other drugs that can be added to the list of gout medications but the purpose of this page is to have you take a closer look at how extreme these drugs can be and move you in the direction of managing your gout in a more natural way.

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Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!