Gout, aggravated by blood pressure meds

Take the Gout Quiz
Doctor's Responses Archive

Viewer Question:
My mother suffers from gout, and I wonder if some of her other medications (for high blood pressure, for example) might be aggravating her gout. Thank you.
Signed, RS
Doctor's Response:
We do not know what medications your mother is taking. Nevertheless, medications that are used to treat high blood pressure that can aggravate gout include diuretics (water pills), especially furosemide (Lasix) and hydrocholorothiazide (Dyazide, and others).

Thank you for your question.

Last Editorial Review: 12/30/2004

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Arthritis Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors