Topical Treatment for Gout

Question

Is there any topical treatment for gout?

Answer

There are no effective topical treatments for gout in the U.S. There are topical preparations of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) available in Europe and are being tested in the U.S.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University