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Gout/Hyperuricemia Clinical Study

Gout/Hyperuricemia Clinical Study

In this study, we are investigating the use of a new potential treatment for gout, or hyperuricemia (too much uric acid in the blood). This is an experimental treatment and is not yet an approved treatment in Australia.

OVERVIEW

In this study, we are investigating the use of a new potential treatment for gout, or hyperuricemia (too much uric acid in the blood). This is an experimental treatment and is not yet an approved treatment in Australia.

The body produces uric acid as a by-product of the breaking down of purine, a chemical that is in many foods. The kidneys usually filter uric acid out of the bloodstream. Hyperuricemia occurs when uric acid levels are too high for the kidneys to work properly. Over time, hyperuricemia can lead to more serious conditions, such as gout or kidney stones. Gout is a condition caused by increasing blood uric acid concentrations that cause sudden, severe attacks of pain in the joints accompanied with swelling, redness and tenderness.

Several medicines are available for the treatment of gout or hyperuricemia, but all can have rare but very serious side effects.

The investigational treatment used in this clinical study has been found to be effective in decreasing blood uric acid levels, we are seeking to understand if this treatment can be safely given to patients without causing serious effects and to see if it works at treating your gout or hyperuricemia.

THE MEDICATION

The investigational product is a tablet and will be taken up to a maximum of 2 times per day.

WHAT HAPPENS?

Your involvement in the clinical study may last up to 17 weeks, and will include 6-9 study visits to our medical practice over this time, each time seeing the study doctor.

TO BE ELIGIBLE YOU MUST:

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

A/Prof Mark Bloch

CONTACT US

Please contact Holdsworth House Research to register your interest:

Phone: 02 8038 1044

Email: studies@holdsworthhouse.com.au

Or enter your details here to request more information.

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