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Liquid Formulation of Colchicine Now Available for Gout Management

Avion Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of Gloperba (colchicine) oral solution for prophylaxis of gout flares in adults. Gloperba is a ready-to-use solution for oral administration containing 0.12mg/mL of colchicine. The approval was based on evidence from published literature supporting the efficacy of colchicine in patients with chronic gout. In 2 randomized clinical trials, treatment with…

Gout Medication Safe, Effective in Dialysis Patients

Febuxostat is safe and effective for treating gout in patients on dialysis, according to a new study. The study was a retrospective review of clinical and laboratory data from 62 dialysis patients (45 on hemodialysis and 17 on peritoneal dialysis) with gout treated with febuxostat. The mean serum uric acid level decreased significantly from 9.36…

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