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Table 2 Use of acute and chronic gout medication treatments in initiators of urate-lowering drugs (ULDs)

From: Adherence with urate-lowering therapies for the treatment of gout

ULD Population, N (%)
Allopurinol 4,042 (97)
Probenecid 123 (3)
Sulfinpyrazone 1 (0)
Acute gout treatments prior to ULD initiation*:  
   NSAIDs 2,003 (48)
   Colchicine 862 (21)
   Glucocorticoids 742 (18)
Possible gout flare prophylaxis prior to ULD initiation†:  
   NSAIDs 1,554 (37)
   Colchicine 1,189 (29)
   Glucocorticoids 675 (16)
  1. Total population N = 4,166.
  2. *Based on dispensings 1 to 12 months prior to ULD initiation; †based on dispensings 30 days prior to and including the date of ULD initiation.
  3. NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.