What medicine helps pseudogout?


  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Prescription strength NSAIDs include naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others) and indomethacin (Indocin).
  • Colchicine (Colcrys). Low-dose pills of this gout drug are also effective for pseudogout.
  • Corticosteroids.

Is allopurinol used for pseudogout?

Maintenance therapy includes long-term treatment with urate-lowering agents to control flares and avoid continuing MSU crystal deposits that affect tissues. The most frequently used class of SUA-lowering drugs is the xanthine oxidase inhibitors, allopurinol and the newly approved febuxostat.

What foods should you avoid if you have pseudogout?

In the case of gout and pseudogout which are affected by the metabolic factor of the body, it is best to avoid high-purine food like red meat and shellfish. Drinking beer and soda can also elevate the level of uric acid which may worsen the pain and discomfort in joints.

Why is Pseudogout so painful?

Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes spontaneous, painful swelling in your joints. It occurs when crystals form in the synovial fluid, the fluid that lubricates the joints. This leads to inflammation and pain.

How do you get rid of crystals in your joints?


  1. Joint aspiration and injection. Your doctor may use a needle and syringe to take fluid out of your joint.
  2. Applying ice. Applying an ice-pack around the painful region is a quick and safe way of taking the edge off pain.
  3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  4. Colchicine.

Will Pseudogout go away?

If left untreated, gout attack symptoms will usually go away within a few days or weeks. Left untreated, an episode of pseudogout can last days, weeks, or even months.

What foods to avoid with pseudo gout?

To cope with pseudogout I recommend changing your diet to eliminate foods that favor inflammation. Avoid polyunsaturated vegetable oils, and all sources of trans-fatty acids, such as margarine and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.