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Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 30, 2019  4 years, 6 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 8 hours, 56 minutes ago

Warnings Issued About Gout Medications Such As Allopurinol And Febuxostat

Warnings Issued About Gout Medications Such As Allopurinol And Febuxostat
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 30, 2019  4 years, 6 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 8 hours, 56 minutes ago

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US FDA and other regulatory bodies in Europe and Canada are warning that Allopurinol and Febuxostat used to treat Gout found to be inked to rising number of cardiovascular and kidney incidences.
Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes intense pain, swelling, and stiffness in a joint. It usually affects the joint in the big toe.
 
Gout attacks can come on quickly and keep returning over time, slowly harming tissues in the region of the inflammation, and can be extremely painful.
 
It is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men, and although it is more likely to affect men, women become more susceptible to it after the menopause.
 
Allopurinol is a medication most commonly used to treat gout. a painful condition that is becoming more common globally. Due to lifestyle habits such as diet.
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As the US Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning about possible cardiovascular adverse events from another gout medication, febuxostat, the number of allopurinol prescriptions may also increase.
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