Assessment of awareness about management and drugs used for treatment of gout in Khartoum State, Sudan

Author : Mahmoud M. E. Mudawi and Fathalrahman S. M. Mukhtar

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the awareness about management and drugs used for treatment of gout by using questionnaires to collect data from patients who attended the hospitals and health care centers in Khartoum state, Sudan. The results showed that (81.2%) of the patients were males and (18.8%) were females and those of age between 46-60 years represented 46.5%. This study found that (90.1) of the patients were prescribed for allopurinol and (54.5%) of them stopped taking allopurinol when the attack occurred and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (mainly indomethacin 45.45%) to relieve the pain. This study revealed that (86%) of gout patients were advised to avoid certain types of foods such as Red meat, legumes, fatty foods and salt and (31.7%) of them were committed with the advice and (38.6%) sometimes complied with advice while (29.7%) didnít comply. Some medications used to treat concomitant diseases in this study have major drug interactions with allopurinol such as Lisinopril (5%), Aspirin (5%), Amlodipine (10.9%) and Captopril (1.0%).

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