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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Role of the Pharmacist

Pharmacists play an integral role in patient education and improving the care of patients with gout. They can help patients improve adherence to pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies. Pharmacists should emphasize lifestyle modifications and diet such as managing weight, limiting meat and seafood intake, and minimizing alcohol intake. Pharmacists should also educate patients about their gout medications, including appropriate dosing, duration of therapy, adverse effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.