Medications that lower uric acid are intended to prevent gout attacks and keep the condition from becoming chronic. Your doctor will wait until your most recent gout attack is over before starting these medications, because taking them during an attack can worsen or prolong it. Taking these medications can be challenging - as uric acid levels drop, crystals in your joints may shift , triggering more attacks. However, sticking with your treatment plan is the best way to prevent future attacks. Your doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication such as a low, but regular dose of colchicine or an NSAID, along with one of the medications below for the first six weeks to 12 months to prevent attacks.
The Gout Clinic is a Krystexxa Infusion Center. Krystexxa is an infusable medication that lowers uric acid to a level that can help dissolve and remove gout crystals—in months, not years. Krystexxa works differently than other treatments you may have tried. It changes uric acid into a substance your body can get rid of easily to help relieve your gout symptoms. If you’ve tried other gout medicines and still have high uric acid and ongoing gout symptoms, KRYSTEXXA may be right for you.