Gout

Infusion Therapy for Gout:

 

Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe.  Medications by mouth can help to manage these symptoms.  However, when you continue to have flare-ups despite your current medication therapy, your physician, possibly your rheumatologist, may order an infusion that can help.  Our staff at IV Care Options have been trained to administer this specific therapy. 

 
Krystexxa®(pegloticase)

This infusion medication is a prescription medicine used in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments by decreasing serum uric acid levels and reducing urate burden thereby eliminating tophi.  This infusion is given every 2 weeks and lasts a minimum of 2 hours.  You will be monitored for an hour following your infusion.  To learn if the medication will help you, visit this site.