Gout attack treatment from an online doctor or NP. Request prescription for acute gout medication like colchicine (Colcrys), indomethacin (Indocin). Upfront pricing. No appointment or insurance needed. Prior diagnosis required.
Gout attack treatment from an online doctor or NP. Request prescription for acute gout medication like colchicine (Colcrys), indomethacin (Indocin). Upfront pricing. No appointment or insurance needed. Prior diagnosis required. 4.9 87
Ages 18-64
This is right for you if
You’ve been diagnosed with gout
You’re having gout attack symptoms like sudden joint pain and swelling
Your symptoms are on your big toe, elbow, or finger
You’re not pregnant

What's included

Personalized gout attack treatment plans may include prescriptions for gout medications that treat the pain and swelling associated with gout flares. Your clinician may also recommend over-the-counter gout treatments and self-care strategies. They won’t prescribe methylprednisolone (Medrol) dose packs, prednisone, or uric acid-lowering medications like allopurinol (Zyloprim) or febuxostat (Uloric). You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
Concerned about more than gout attacks?
Commonly prescribed medications
  • Colchicine (Colcrys)
  • Diclofenac
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This chart is for informational purposes only. Your clinician will determine treatment plans, prescriptions, and number of refills (if any) based on your symptoms and health history.
Gout attack treatment isn’t available at Alpha, Curai Health, or Wheel at this time. SteadyMD has licensed clinicians (like MDs, DOs, and NPs). At SteadyMD, the typical prescription is 11 tablets and 0 refills.

What you’ll need

2 photos: a close-up of the affected joint and one that shows the surrounding skin
A photo ID, like a driver's license or passport, if we need additional identity verification
5 to 10 minutes to answer questions about your symptoms and health history

How it works

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Choose an online clinic
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Fill out an intake form
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Connect with a clinician, no appointment needed
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Get a personalized treatment plan
You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
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You should know
Based on your health information, your clinician may recommend that you see a healthcare provider in person. If that happens, you won’t be charged for your visit. Amazon Clinic doesn’t accept insurance at this time, and isn’t intended for beneficiaries of government payor programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Frequently asked questions

What gout medications can I get through Amazon Clinic?
Your clinician may prescribe colchicine (Colcrys) or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like indomethacin, diclofenac, or naproxen to relieve the symptoms of a gout flare. You can't get prescriptions for urate-lowering therapy (ULT) like allopurinol (Zyloprim) or febuxostat (Uloric) through Amazon Clinic at this time.

Please note: This information is for general reference only. Your clinician will review your symptoms and health history to determine which (if any) treatments are medically appropriate.
What causes gout attacks?
Gout is a kind of arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the bloodstream (hyperuricemia). When your body produces too much uric acid or--more likely--doesn't excrete enough uric acid in your urine, crystals can form in the joints. These uric acid crystals, called monosodium urate (MSU), lead to gout attack symptoms like pain and inflammation.

What causes hyperuricemia? Diets high in alcohol, fruit sugar (fructose), and purine-rich meat (like organ meat and seafood) can contribute to high uric acid levels in the body, but research shows that genetics and obesity tend to be the biggest risk factors.
How long does a gout attack last?
A gout attack, also known as a gout flare or a gouty arthritis flare, can last from a few hours to a few weeks if left untreated. Symptoms usually come on suddenly, with the most severe pain occurring within the first 24 hours. Joint discomfort can last much longer.
What relieves a gout attack?
Clinical research has shown that the gout medication colchicine, which is derived from a plant that humans have used to treat joint swelling for over 3,000 years, can help relieve gout pain within 24 to 36 hours. Colchicine can also be used for longer-term management of chronic gouty arthritis.

In addition to colchicine, clinicians often prescribe NSAIDs for gout pain relief.

People who can't take colchicine or NSAIDs may benefit from corticosteroid gout treatment, but this isn't available through Amazon Clinic.
Is gout curable?
Gout isn't curable, but the monosodium urate crystals that cause gout can dissolve when the body's concentration of uric acid drops below a certain level. You can talk to a trusted healthcare provider like a primary care physician (PCP) about taking preventative gout medicine to lower your urate levels.

The American College of Rheumatology also recommends the following diet and lifestyle guidelines to prevent gout flares:
• If you're obese, start a weight loss program
• Limit your consumption of beverages sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, like sodas and fruit juices
• Limit your consumption of alcohol, especially beer
• Limit your consumption of purines, which tend to be highest in shellfish and organ meats
What does having gout mean for my overall health?
Gout often overlaps with other health conditions, particularly high blood pressure (hypertension), chronic kidney disease (CKD), obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Recent research has also shown that there's a higher risk of having a stroke or heart attack in the 120 days after a gout flare.

Your clinician will consider all overlapping health conditions when prescribing gout treatment.
What types of visit can I have?
Video visits are available in all 50 states and D.C. Message-only visits are available in 34 states. To see your visit options, first choose your state.
How does Amazon Clinic protect my health information?
Amazon Clinic protects your health information by strictly following the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs what Amazon Clinic and your healthcare providers can do with your medical information, as well as your contact and payment information. Amazon Clinic doesn’t and will never sell your personal information. Learn more on our privacy page.