Based in Skiatook, Oklahoma, OK Compounding is a pharmaceutical company owned and operated by Christopher Parks and Dr. Gary Lee. OK Compounding provides prescriptions for a number of ailments, including pain from gout. When addressing an ailment like gout, it is important to consider the side effects that may arise from internal treatments. However, there are numerous options for controlling symptoms of gout.
Gout is a type of arthritis in which uric acid causes crystals of sodium urate to collect excessively in the joints and their tissues. It occurs more frequently in men than in women. Symptoms of this condition, which can come on suddenly, include pain, redness, inflammation, and persistent discomfort. NSAIDs are one oral treatment option, although they can cause side effects like internal bleeding, stomach pain, and ulcers. Other options include colchicine or corticosteroids, either in pill form or injected directly into the joint. Furthermore, several drugs, including Probenecid, help to reduce uric acid in the body; however, this treatment can result in higher levels of uric acid in urine, causing kidney stones and stomach pain or rash.