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Keith Taylor

To control gout permanently, you have to get uric acid below 5mg/dL. Start by posting uric acid test results.

Allopurinol and Uloric are 2 of the drugs available to control uric acid. The dose has to be high enough for you to get uric acid safe. There is no standard dose – you need the dose that is right for you. Wrong dose is the usual reason why gout never gets controlled.

As Michael says, it takes many months for uric acid lowering drugs to work. During that time, you need proper pain control. The best gout control needs a 3-line plan of attack. That is:
1) Stop inflammation getting worse (colchicine).
2) Reduce inflammation, which also reduces pain (NSAIDS).
3) Block residual pain (analgesics).

Your doctor should be able to prescribe a package that is safe and effective for you.

If you need clarification, or more help on choosing the right combination for you, please ask.