Medications

Old gout drug found to benefit heart patients

(PhysOrg.com) -- A drug which has been used to prevent gout for more than 40 years has now been shown to be an effective treatment for angina, research at the University of Dundee has found.

Health

Vitamin C does not lower uric acid levels in gout patients

Despite previous studies touting its benefit in moderating gout risk, new research reveals that vitamin C, also known ascorbic acid, does not reduce uric acid (urate) levels to a clinically significant degree in patients ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Major cardiovascular study of gout patients has unexpected finding

A large study of cardiovascular events in gout patients taking one of two medications to prevent excess build-up of uric acid has found that one of the drugs, febuxostat, increased the risk of death for those with heart disease, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Study finds gout drug may reduce risk of death

(Boston)—In a recently to be published study in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers have found the use of the drug allopurinol was associated with a reduced risk of death in hyperuricemic (gout) patients. The ...

Cardiology

Gout drug offers hope for heart disease patients

(Medical Xpress)—Research at the University of Dundee has shown than an old, inexpensive anti-gout drug has benefits for heart disease sufferers and has the potential to one day help prevent heart disease, sudden deaths ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Severe cutaneous adverse rxns up in allopurinol initiators

(HealthDay)—Allopurinol initiators have an almost 10-fold increased risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) compared with nonusers, according to a study published in the April issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

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