A steroid may be an effective treatment for gout, says study

sand-289225_1280 copyA new study has found that a steroid pill may be as good as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the treatment of gout.

For the study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers compared the steroid prednisolone with the arthritis medication indomethacin and found that both drugs offered a similar degree of pain reduction. And while indomethacin (Indocin) appeared to cause more minor side effects, neither treatment prompted serious complications, the researchers found. Continue reading

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