FDA APPROVED INFUSION
Commonly Asked Questions About This Treatment
What is Chronic Refractory Gout?
Refractory gout refers to patients who have ongoing symptoms of active disease and cannot maintain a target serum uric acid less than 6mg/dl. Patients with refractory gout have reduced quality of life, functional impairments, and joint destruction. Multiple factor contribute to refractory gout, and they often relate to delayed or insufficient dosing of allopurinol or fexbutostat. Chronic kidney disease imparts a dose limitation of allopurinol that further impairs the effectiveness of urate-lowering therapy.
What is the FDA approved treatment?
Gout crystals can form in joints, tissues, and organs throughout your body. This is visualized on a DECT scan. The most affected joints are the big to, knees, elbows and hands, this FDA approved treatment works to significantly reduce uric acid and dissolve buildup of uric acid crystals from your system.
Is the treatment painful?
The answer is NO. Prior to the IV being started you are given Tylenol and Benadryl.
How do I know if I'm a candidate for treatment?
If you have had 3 or more acute attacks in the last 18 months or can't maintain serum Uric Acid level under 6mg/dl.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment takes 3 hours.
Is this treatment safe?
The treatment is extremely safe. Each patient is carefully monitored throughout and after the treatment.
How soon will I see a decrease in the Serum Uric Acid?
In most cases after the initial treatment serum uric acid will significantly drop well below the normal range.
Can I walk after the treatment?
Yes. There is no down time after the treatment.
Is the treatment covered by my health insurance?
Each patient's insurance is verified and is most cases it is covered.