The conventional line of treatment for Gout, is through oral medications like:
- NSAIDs: These are basically pain-killers and can be used only for a few days as their longer intake could cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness and lack of appetite.
- Corticosteroids: They are given either orally, or injected directly in the affected joint. Steroids are known, however to have troublesome side effects like weight gain, acne and volatile moodswings.
- Uric acid lowering drugs like Allopurinol, Colchicine, etc. are also commonly prescribed medications for treatment for Gout. It is advisable, however, to remember their side effects including vomiting and nausea.