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What medication is effective for relieving the symptoms of gout?

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Effective medication for relieving symptoms of gout includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen, ibuprofen and diclofenac; colchicines to relieve gout pain; or corticosteroid medications to reduce pain and inflammation, according to Mayo Clinic. Medication to reduce uric acid levels is useful in preventing further gout attacks.

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Risk factors for gout include obesity, prolonged kidney disease, foods rich in purines, and high intake of alcohol. Symptoms of gout include severe pain, burning, swelling and itching of joints, notes WebMD. Home remedies for treating gout include drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol, resting the joint and reducing purines intake.

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