The mere fact that a medicine that has the term ‘gout’ in it, is already a guarantee that it’s indeed a treatment for gout. For example, the lengout and progout. Even though you will say that your doctor recommended this for you, there is no guarantee that both medicines are really effective.
This is what this article is all about. It aims to explain all about progout and lengout. So read on to know more about this two medicines.
Progout and Lengout
This dynamic duo, progout and lengout have already been known as the cure for gout. There are some who advice patients to take progout to get rid of their uric acid crystals. However, the truth about this medicine is that, it doesn’t do the task that it is supposed to do –in fact, it does the opposite. In the actual fact, progout may cause severe gout attacks, while doing its job. That’s why the lengout is also used to get rid of the inflammation and pain.
Occasionally, they don’t really come as a tandem. There are some people who claim that either or both of the medications is a miraculous treatment for gout! Firstly, the lengout will almost promptly get rid of the inflammation and the pain. Unluckily, they are not.
Progout, a PRO-Gout?
Progout, with the generic name allopurinol, will not be of a great help in treating gout. Not just that, it doesn’t even help in lowering the uric acid levels. In the actual fact, it’ll just worsen the gout attacks! Lesser frequent but much extremely painful. This is due to the fact that the way allopurinol claims to reduce the uric acid level.
The uric acid is a by-product of purine. Since the purine is a large molecule, it must be broken down into uric acid, for it to be expelled from the body. It’ll be present all over the body. The building blocks are your cell, isn’t it? The raw material that is being used in the manufacture of those building blocks is purine. Purine is beneficial for the DNA and RNA’s nucleotides. Therefore, it’s safe to say that you’re a big chunk of purine. Moreover, purine is everywhere in you! From time to time, there’ll be an excess amount of purine. Thus, there‘ll always be uric acid.
The allopurinol, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor playacts to be a purine so that it’ll attract xanthine oxidase. Therefore, the xanthine oxidase connects with it and there will be no xanthine oxidase to be left to bind with the real purine. For short, progout will just pause, and not stop, the uric acid production. Far along, and most likely faster, all of that purine must be flushed out in a rush thus taxing the liver! There is no wonder why the progout, as well as the lengout are not capable of treating the condition.
Lengout, Lengthens Gout
Lengout will not be of a great help in treating gout. It’ll just simply mask the symptoms of the condition. If you’re taking lengout alone, you’ll never be able to treat gout. Actually, the lengout is the generic name of colchicine, it just simply masks the pain and inflammation. The pain and inflammation are the ones that tell the body that there is something wrong.
Colchicine will simply remove the ability of the body to feel the pain and inflammation. It is just a mitotic inhibitor, which means it constrains the process of mitosis, one of the most important processes in the body.
Mitosis, or the cell division, is the process in which the cells reproduce. By constraining this process, the cell count might drop; this includes the neutrophils, the white blood cells, which causes the pain and inflammation.
The number of pain signals being sent will then be abridged, the same with the degree of the pain and inflammation. It also mutilates the neutrophils in order to fight the uric acid crystal and therefore not send the signals.
It may seem cool, but the lengout may cause various side effects. Damaging the neutrophils and mitosis are the most repulsive things that you can do to the body.
The progout and lengout are two medications for gout. Are they effective? No, I don’t think they are. If you are going to observe, they’re two inhibitors of natural pathways in the body, and both of which have their own fair share of side effects.