Corticosteroids are being used more instead of NSAIDs for acute gout

Corticosteroids are being used more instead of NSAIDs for acute gout...especially in the elderly.

Short courses of oral steroids relieve pain just as well as NSAIDs...and are often better tolerated.

NSAIDs can be a problem in patients with hypertension, heart disease, kidney failure, or ulcers.

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