Injected anti-inflamatory drug may be effective against gout
by Alan Mozes, HealthDay News
A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments.
Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to
treat this painful form of arthritis...
Howard Feinberg, a professor of rheumatology at Touro University in Vallejo, Calif., agreed.
Based on the current and prior research, "we can assume that this drug will work for most patients," including those without a history of heart disease, he said.
Feinberg said he "would not recommend its use for someone who did well on older medications"
because of its high cost and the need to give it as in injection.
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