Gout Is a Systemic Disease
When your patients have gout, their excess uric acid turns into crystals. These crystals can build up throughout the body–not just in joints and bones–but in vital organs like the heart or kidneys.1-3
Your patient has uncontrolled gout if: Oral gout medications do not lower uric acid levels enough to dissolve uric acid crystal buildup (<6 mg/dL) and gout symptoms remain, including:4,5
- 2+ gout flares per year
- ± Visible tophi/tophus
Identifying uncontrolled gout in your patients and helping them recognize the potential consequences of their disease is critical to getting them on the right treatment path.
KRYSTEXXA is a short-term* treatment option for patients with uncontrolled gout. It works differently from oral medicines by converting uric acid into allantoin, a water-soluble substance that can easily be filtered by the kidneys.5
*Patients in the pivotal trials received KRYSTEXXA for 6 months.
For additional resources to help you and your patients, click here.
Please see Full Important Safety Information, including Boxed Warning, for KRYSTEXXA in the video above. Full Prescribing Information is available in the downloads section of the booth.
1. Schett G, et al. RMD Open. 2015;1(suppl 1):e0000461. 2. Doghramji PP, et al. Postgrad Med. 2012;124:98-109. 3. Park JJ, et al. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e005308. 4. FitzGerald JD, et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020;72:744-760. 5. KRYSTEXXA (pegloticase) [prescribing information] Horizon.
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To learn more about the impact of uncontrolled gout on your patients and how KRYSTEXXA can help, please join our virtual presentation:
“Navigating Uncontrolled Gout with Patients: Changing the Conversation”
Speaker: Britni Billingsley, RN
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
Time: 1:55-2:50pm Eastern Time
Do you have additional questions? Dedicated members of the KRYSTEXXA team are available to offer account and medical support. Request support today!