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Gloperba: Liquid Version of Antigout Drug Colchicine

Gloperba is the first liquid version of the anti-gout medication colchicine. It is a red and slightly hazy solution with a cherry flavor. Taken orally like cough syrup, the dosage is 0.6 mg per 5 ml (teaspoon) of colchicine. It became available to the general public in February 2020. With […]

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The Truth About Using Cannabidiol (CBD) For Gout

In the United States, CBD sales is projected to boom to $23 billion by 2023. This remarkable financial forecast serves as an indicator of the huge demand for a natural alternative to treat various ailments. It’s no surprise some CBD products are marketed just for gout. Let’s be clear from […]

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Febuxostat vs Allopurinol: Effectiveness, Side Effects, Warnings

Febuxostat entered the gout game in 2009. Before that, allopurinol was the only FDA approved medication to treat gout. Several research studies have concluded febuxostat is the more active drug in lowering uric acid levels. However, it does come with major health risks. The below infographic highlights the effectiveness and […]

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What and Why Alkalizing Foods Help with Your Gout

While proponents market the alkaline diet to help lose weight, prevent bone disease and even cure cancer, there is no clinical proof to support these claims. The diet may fall short in certain areas, but it does reveal evidence on why alkalizing foods help prevent hyperuricemia and gout. This article […]

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Five YouTube Videos That Best Explain Gout

Like the old cliché says, a picture is worth a thousand words. In this post, five videos were selected to do the explaining on gout. YouTube has hundreds of gout videos to choose from, but only a few stood out. I found these five presentations to have the best balance […]