Which medications in the drug class Anti-Inflammatory Agents are used in the treatment of Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD) Disease?

Updated: Apr 07, 2023
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Anti-Inflammatory Agents

If given orally or, rarely, intravenously, these agents can be used to treat acute pseudogout. Toxicity is significant; therefore, other therapies should be considered first. Low-dose colchicine may be useful for long-term prophylaxis of pseudogout attacks.


Colchicine inhibits microtubules and, as a result, may inhibit neutrophil chemotaxis and phagocytosis. It also may inhibit prostaglandin generation.

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