Progout is used in the treatment of:
- gouty arthritis or Gout, a condition of painful swollen joints caused by uric acid crystals
- kidney stones
- other rare conditions where high levels of uric acid occur in the blood, for example Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
Progout helps to treat the symptoms of these conditions but will not cure them. It will not help treat the pain that occurs in an acute attack of Gout.
Progout belongs to a group of medicines called anti-uricaemic agents. These medicines work by reducing the formation and accumulation of uric acid in the body. Excess amounts of uric acid in the blood may lead to the development of crystals which deposit in the joints, causing pain, swelling and tenderness.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Progout has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed Progout for another reason.
Progout is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Progout is addictive.