Pharmacologic Management of Gout

Manouchkathe Cassagnol, PharmD, BCPS, CGP ; Maha Saad, PharmD, BCPS, CGP


US Pharmacist. 2013;38(3):22-26. 

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Risk Factors

The prevalence of gout is increasing, mediated by an increased prevalence of comorbidities that promote hyperuricemia such as hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The consumption of certain foods and beverages has been associated with increased incidence of gout, including purines found in meat and seafood, ethanol, soft drinks, and fructose. Additionally, certain drugs can also cause hyperuricemia (Table 2).[1,2,8]