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US approves new gout drug.

Pegloticase (Krystexxa) has been approved in the US for treatment of gout that is resistant to other medicines (which occurs in around 3% of patients).

The drug helps break down uric acid to a harmless chemical that is excreted in urine.

The trials in humans found high levels of side-effects. These included severe allergic reaction in 25% of patients, which requires the prescription of other medicines to avoid this.

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September 15, 2010 - Posted by | Gout, Medical conditions

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