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Lowering Uric Acid

The Goal: Less Than 6 mg/dL

Reducing uric acid levels to less than 6 mg/dL is the goal for managing gout over the long term. If you don't know your uric acid levels, you may want to ask your doctor about including a simple blood test to measure your uric acid level during your next office visit.

The Goal: Decrease uric acid level to 6mg/dL

Currently, there are two types of medication available by prescription to lower the amount of uric acid in your blood. They are:

  • Medication to help reduce the production of excess uric acid
  • Medication to help your kidneys get rid of excess uric acid

Talk to your doctor about your options to help lower your high uric acid.

For information about a possible treatment option, please click here.

Next: What You Should Know about Diet & Uric Acid

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