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Anti-inflammatory agents for prophylaxis and flares 

Anti-inflammatory agents for prophylaxis and flares
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Anti-inflammatory agents for prophylaxis and flares
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Nicola Dalbeth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198748311.003.0010
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date: 23 October 2019

Acute gout requires rapid, effective treatment. Colchicine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and corticosteroids are all effective; the choice of agent is dictated by the patient’s co-morbidities and concomitant medications. Interleukin-1 inhibitors are effective, but the high cost precludes routine use, and long-term safety data for repeated use are lacking.

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