Tag Archive 'uric acid'

What is Gout?

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Gout is a common, painful form of arthritis. It causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints. Gout occurs when uric acid builds up in your blood. This happens if your body produces extra acid or does not eliminate enough, or if you eat too many foods with purines, such as liver and [...]

New Drug For Gout-FDA Approves Krystexxa (Pegloticase)

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Krystexxa (pegloticase) to treat the painful condition known as gout in adults who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy. Gout occurs due to an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is eventually deposited as needle-like crystals in the joints [...]

New Gout Drug Approved Despite Deadly Side Effects

The FDA approved the drug Krystexxa for the treatment of gout last Friday.  Almost 8 million Americans are affected by gout, a painful condition caused by the precipitation of crystals in joints and soft tissues. The crystals result from the build up of uric acid in the blood. Initial FDA approval was delayed due to [...]

FDA Approves New Gout Medication

Uloric (also known as febuxostat), a Takeda Pharmaceuticals gout medication, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gout is a painful condition caused by elevated levels of uric acid that build up in the blood, soft tissue and the joints. One of the most common places for Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati