An investigation into a potential gout medicine. Montelukast, an anti-leukotriene used to reduce swelling for asthma sufferers, is compared to indomethacin, an anti-inflammatory commonly prescribed for gout. Although indomethacin comes off worse, we should remember that this is a very early non-human investigation, and we should note that the combined therapy seems better than either individual treatment.
- The effect of montelukast in a model of gouty arthritis induced by sodium monourate crystals.
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