Gout Pain Cream

Gout Pain - Critical Care PharmacyGout is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in nearly 8 million Americans. Men are affected more than women due to higher uric acid levels in the blood. The pain caused from an acute gout “attack”, also known as gouty arthritis, is a deposition of sodium urate crystals in connective tissues and articular cartilage around a joint or joints. This deposition causes extreme inflammation in the joint and surrounding tissues.

NSAIDs and steroids have long been known to be highly effective at treating gout related pain and inflammation; however, their dangerous side effects include gastrointestinal discomfort, bleeding, and cardiovascular events. Topical use of creams for pain not only drastically reduce these side effects, it allows for continued high dose use as needed.

Critical Care Pharmacy can provide a gout pain cream that can be individualized to a patient’s needs. Contact your Critical Care Pharmacy representative or pharmacist for more resources or questions regarding gout pain.

Gout Foot Pain - Critical Care PharmacyGout Pain Symptoms

  • Intense joint pain
  • lingering discomfort
  • Swelling
  • redness

Indomethacin and Flurbiprofen – though having certain differences, both are NSAIDs. NSAIDs have long been known to be used for treating gout orally. Topical formulations decrease the risk for side effects while allowing for higher percentage of active drug to reach the exact site where the tissue and joints are effected.

Mometasone – a glucocorticosteroid used to reduce inflammation as well.

Bupivacaine – used as a local anesthetic.

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