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Ask A Specialist How to Get Gout Out

Like other forms of arthritis, gout is a serious but treatable joint disease. Many patients struggle with gout for years. If you are looking to stop the unpredictability of gout symptoms, it may be time to see a doctor who specializes in treating joint diseases.

Specialists in treating gout, most often rheumatologists, offer all forms of treatment for gout and follow clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology.

It’s important to consider adding a gout specialist to your care team. Find a gout specialist who can bring another perspective to your treatment plan.

Is it Time to Try a Different Gout Treatment?

Your treatment may not be getting you to your goals if you have been on it for a year and still have these symptoms:

  • Uric acid levels that cannot be controlled
  • Tophi (visible uric acid buildups)
  • Flares that happen more often
  • Other gout symptoms that continue between flares

Prepare for your next doctor visit

Think about the symptoms you experience, and be ready to describe how they make you feel. The more your specialist knows about you and your symptoms, the easier it will be to find the treatment plan that works best for you.

  • Discuss your gout symptoms and the way they make you feel
  • Tell your doctor about your experience with your current gout treatment
  • Talk about your gout treatment goals and your time frame for results
  • Ask your doctor if KRYSTEXXA may be right for you
  • Learn about the benefits and risks of KRYSTEXXA

We’ve prepared a Doctor Discussion Guide to help you start the conversation with your doctor about treating your chronic gout with KRYSTEXXA. You can download it and bring it with you to your appointment.

Doctor Discussion Guide

Prepare for your next visit

Providing your doctor with information on how gout is affecting you will help you start a conversation with your doctor about treatment with KRYSTEXXA. Use this guide to write down your thoughts and answer these questions for your appointment with your gout specialist.

Download the Doctor Discussion Guide 

Selected Important Safety Information

Serious allergic reactions may happen in some patients who receive KRYSTEXXA. These allergic reactions can be life threatening and usually happen within 2 hours of the infusion.

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Gout specialists, usually rheumatologists, have expertise in treating joint diseases like gout. They may have access to a broader range of gout treatments that could help you. Enter your zip code below to find a specialist for the treatment of your gout.

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KRYSTEXXA is a prescription medicine used in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about KRYSTEXXA (pegloticase)?

Serious allergic reactions may happen in some patients who receive KRYSTEXXA. These allergic reactions can be life threatening and usually happen within 2 hours of the infusion.

KRYSTEXXA should be given to you by a doctor or nurse in a healthcare setting where serious allergic reactions can be treated. Your doctor or nurse should watch you for any signs of a serious allergic reaction during and after your treatment with KRYSTEXXA.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have any of these symptoms during or after your treatment with KRYSTEXXA:

  • Wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, chest pain, or trouble breathing
  • Dizziness, fainting, fast or weak heartbeat or feeling nervous
  • Reddening of the face, itching, hives, rash, or feeling warm
  • Swelling of the throat or tongue, throat tightness, hoarse voice or trouble swallowing

Who should not receive KRYSTEXXA?

Do not receive KRYSTEXXA if you have a rare blood problem called glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or favism. Your doctor should test you for G6PD before you start KRYSTEXXA.

KRYSTEXXA is not recommended if you have high levels of uric acid without a history of gout.

Before you receive KRYSTEXXA, tell your doctor if you:

  • Know you have G6PD deficiency
  • Ever had any heart problems or high blood pressure
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if KRYSTEXXA will harm your unborn baby
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if KRYSTEXXA passes into your breast milk

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. Do not take any other uric acid lowering drug, such as allopurinol or febuxostat (Uloric®), while taking KRYSTEXXA.

Prior to your treatment with KRYSTEXXA, your doctor may give you medicine to help reduce your chance of getting a reaction. Take these medicines as directed by your doctor or nurse. Your doctor will also test your uric acid levels prior to each treatment to monitor your response to KRYSTEXXA.

What are the possible side effects of KRYSTEXXA?

Please review important information section above. The most common side effects in patients taking KRYSTEXXA were gout flare-ups or attacks, allergic reactions, nausea, bruising, sore throat, constipation, chest pain, and vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Tell your doctor or treatment team if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Please see the Medication Guide and Prescribing Information for more information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-10881-800-FDA-1088.

USE and IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

USE

KRYSTEXXA is a prescription medicine used in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about KRYSTEXXA (pegloticase)?

Serious allergic reactions may happen in some patients who receive KRYSTEXXA. These allergic reactions can be life threatening and usually happen within 2 hours of the infusion.

KRYSTEXXA should be given to you by a doctor or nurse in a healthcare setting where serious allergic reactions can be treated. Your doctor or nurse should watch you for any signs of a serious allergic reaction during and after your treatment with KRYSTEXXA.

Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have any of these symptoms during or after your treatment with KRYSTEXXA:

  • Wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, chest pain, or trouble breathing
  • Dizziness, fainting, fast or weak heartbeat or feeling nervous
  • Reddening of the face, itching, hives, rash, or feeling warm
  • Swelling of the throat or tongue, throat tightness, hoarse voice or trouble swallowing

Who should not receive KRYSTEXXA?

Do not receive KRYSTEXXA if you have a rare blood problem called glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency or favism. Your doctor should test you for G6PD before you start KRYSTEXXA.

KRYSTEXXA is not recommended if you have high levels of uric acid without a history of gout.

Before you receive KRYSTEXXA, tell your doctor if you:

  • Know you have G6PD deficiency
  • Ever had any heart problems or high blood pressure
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if KRYSTEXXA will harm your unborn baby
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if KRYSTEXXA passes into your breast milk

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. Do not take any other uric acid lowering drug, such as allopurinol or febuxostat (Uloric®), while taking KRYSTEXXA.

Prior to your treatment with KRYSTEXXA, your doctor may give you medicine to help reduce your chance of getting a reaction. Take these medicines as directed by your doctor or nurse. Your doctor will also test your uric acid levels prior to each treatment to monitor your response to KRYSTEXXA.

What are the possible side effects of KRYSTEXXA?

Please review important information section above. The most common side effects in patients taking KRYSTEXXA were gout flare-ups or attacks, allergic reactions, nausea, bruising, sore throat, constipation, chest pain, and vomiting.

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Tell your doctor or treatment team if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

USE

KRYSTEXXA is a prescription medicine used in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments.

Please see the Medication Guide and Prescribing Information for more information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-10881-800-FDA-1088.