Gout

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What is gout?

Gout occurs when crystals of uric acid, a normal component of blood serum, precipitates on the articular cartilage of joints, on tendons, and in the surrounding tissues. It is characterized by sudden, unexpected, burning pain, as well as swelling, redness, warmth, and stiffness in the affected joint.

Common symptoms reported by people with gout

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gout

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyloprim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
Tried for
gout (32)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
gout (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
gout (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
gout (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Indocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
gout (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
gout (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with gout, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gout

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyloprim)
Perceived effectiveness
for gout (27 evaluations)
Side effects
migraine headaches
Total evaluations
28
Tried for
gout (32)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for gout (4 evaluations)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
gout (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for gout (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
gout (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
gout (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Indocin)
Perceived effectiveness
for gout (2 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
gout (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for gout (2 evaluations)
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
gout (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gout, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gout on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 71
40s 156
50s 201
60s 160
70+ 80
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 52
30-39 years 88
40-49 years 92
50-59 years 66
60-69 years 20
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 407
Female 274

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 406
Not Diagnosed 29

These charts show data from gout patients who have completed their condition history
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