To qualify for this study, participants must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Have been diagnosed with gout and are experiencing a gout flare that began within the 96 hours prior to the first study visit
What are Gout Flares?
Gout flares are episodes of intense pain and inflammation that occur in individuals with gout, a form of arthritis. Gout is caused by the accumulation of urate crystals in the joints, typically due to high levels of uric acid in the blood. When these crystals form, they can trigger sudden and severe bouts of pain known as gout flares.
During a gout flare, the affected joint becomes extremely painful, swollen, red, and tender to the touch. The pain is often described as excruciating and may come on suddenly, typically during the night. Gout commonly affects the joint at the base of the big toe, but it can also occur in other joints such as the ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows.
What is clinical research?
Clinical research is how we get new therapies, devices and medications to the general public. Clinical trials test the safety and effectiveness of the medicines and devices created by biopharmaceutical companies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves all medicines and devices before they become available to consumers.