Drug Side Effects and Gout


Colchicine is a pain reliever used to treat and reduce gout pain. Side effects of colchicine include nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduce inflammation, pain and swelling caused by gout. NSAIDs include drugs like ibuprofen, naproxen and Indocin (indomethacin). Side effects of NSAIDs include ulcers and stomach pain.


Corticosteroids are used to control gout inflammation. Corticosteroids can be given in pill form or injection at a joint site. Side effects of corticosteroids include slow wound healing, decreased ability to fight infections and bone thinning.

Benuryl (Probenecid)

Benuryl (probenecid) is a medication that improves the kidney's ability to remove acids from the body, which in turn can reduce the risk of gout. Side effects of probenecid include stomach pain, kidney stones and rash.

Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors

Xanthine oxidase inhibitors are medications that control the amount of uric acids your body produces. This can lower the acid level and reduce the risk of gout. Side effects of xanthine oxidase inhibitors may include rashes and nausea.