Effect of fenoprofen calcium on acute gouty arthritis

Authors

  • Sunt Wanasukapunt M.D.,

    1. Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, and the Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois
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    • Fellow in Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois.

  • Yongsuk Lertratanakul M.D.,

    1. Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, and the Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois
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    • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.

  • Herbert M. Rubinstein M.D.

    Corresponding author
    1. Section of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, and the Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois
    • Section of Rheumatology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 60153
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    • Clinical Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine.


Abstract

Twenty-seven patients with thirty-six joints affected with acute gouty arthritis were treated with fenoprofen calcium for a duration not exceeding 8 days and with a variable dose not exceeding 3.2 g daily. The results indicate that fenoprofen calcium was an effective drug in these patients. Side effects were modest.

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