Gout medication eyed as possible coronavirus treatment by researchers
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A team of researchers in New York is pairing with another group in Montreal to explore whether a common anti-inflammatory medication used to treat gout and other conditions may help coronavirus patients. The teams, from NYU Langone Health and Montreal Heart Institute Research Center, are seeking to enroll 6,000 participants for a monthlong trial involving Colchicine.
Colchicine, taken orally, does not cure gout but helps prevent the buildup of uric acid and inflammation in the joints, according to the Mayo Clinic. It’s not considered a pain reliever, but it has also been used to treat Mediterranean fever in adults and children.
Researchers hope that short-term use of the drug will reduce the rate of …continued .
[Source: Fox News]