GlaxoSmithKline's Zyloprim/Zyloric, provide considerable commercial opportunity for emerging antigout
therapies that offer a faster rate of tophus resolution," stated Decision Resources Analyst Christine Helliwell, Ph.
Many nonsurgical treatments of DD have been tried--radiation, dimethyl sulfoxide, vitamin E cream, ultrasound, physical therapy, steroids, interferon, and antigout
medicines--but to no avail.
5% of those taking colchicine had an MI, compared with 3% of those not taking any antigout
medication (P less than .
These drugs can be categorized into 12 pharmacologic classes: 4 antineoplastic drugs, 2 immunomodulators, 2 antipsychotics, 2 hematologic agents, 2 antibiotics, 1 antiarrhythmic agent, 1 anticonvulsant, 1 antidepressant, 1 antigout
drug, 1 antihistamine, 1 antihyperlipidemic agent, and 1 vasopressin antagonist.
The group's principal prescription medicines include a range of products used in the antiviral therapeutic area, as well as in the cardiovascular, neuromuscular blocking agent, antigout
, immunosuppressant, systemic antibacterial and central nervous system therapeutic areas.