The biggest reduction, though, came with eating fresh cherries while taking the anti-gout medication allpurinol (Lopurin, Zyloprim
.) That combination was linked to a 75 percent reduction in risk.
There are currently five drugs that can be used to treat gout: allopurinol (Zyloprim
), colchicine (Colcrys), febuxostat (Uloric), pegloticase (Krys-texxa), and probenecid.
Reddy's launched alopurinol (a generic version of Prometheus Inc.'s Zyloprim
); risperidone ODT 1 mg, 3 mg, and 4 mg (the generic equivalent of Janssen LP's Risperdal M-Tab); cetirizine syrup (the generic equivalent of Pfizer Inc.'s Zyrtec); risperidone solution (a generic version of Janssen's Risperdal solution); ranitidine syrup (the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Zantac; glyburide metformin (the generic equivalent of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s Glucovance); and nateglinide (a generic version of Novartis' Starlix).
The xanthine oxidase inhibitor allo-purinol (brand name Zyloprim
) may be prescribed short-term to reduce or inhibit the dog's production of uric acid, which can help dissolve stones.
) works by blocking the production of uric acid, and is used to prevent gout attacks over a longer period of time, but is not effective for acute gout attacks.
Allopurinol (Aloprim, Zyloprim
) prevents uric acid build-up long-term.
If attacks continue and tophi develop, however, the doctor may prescribe medicine to treat hyperuricemia, most commonly allopurinol (Zyloprim
) and probenecid (Benemid).