Gout Medication Review


Please complete this form to review your Gout and its medication. We will be in touch depending on your answers.

The form is made up of three parts:

  1. Things you can do to prevent gout attacks
  2. Medication to treat your Gout attack
  3. Medication to prevent you getting Gout attacks

Your Details

Preventing Gout

Gout is mainly caused by a rich diet and a poor lifestyle. In some cases there is a strong genetic cause but there’s nothing we can do about that yet!

Every time you get a gout attack it causes small but irreversible damage to that joint. 

Doing the following can help reduce the number and severity of Gout attacks that you suffer from:

The UK Gout society provides the best information summary we are aware of and we insist that you read and understand it.

Please confirm you have read the above

Medication for Gout Attacks

The best medication for a Gout attack is one of either:

You should always have one of these medicines at home with you so you can start them right away in case you have a gout attack. It should be on your repeat prescription to allow you to order them. 

You can take paracetamol or Co-codamol as well as the above for the pain.

Are you happy with your Gout attack treatment?

Blood Pressure (BP) and Heart Attack risk

Unfortunately people who have gout are at a small increased risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks.

It is therefore important that you have your blood pressure checked every year. Please book with our nurse for a blood pressure check every year or submit your own reading below and we will be in touch if it is high.

Medication to Prevent Gout

If you are getting more than 1 gout attack per year we would recommend you take a daily preventative tablet called Allopurinol or Febuxostat.

When taking a daily preventative tablet you should take your Gout attack medication as normal (eg ibuprofen) when you get a Gout attack.

Preventative tablets
What would you like to do?
Would you like to start a preventative tablet?
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