Are you taking it for pain in your knee? Is your knee swollen and red? Do you have problems with any other of your joints? Were originally you given this med for your knee, or shall I ask why were you given this medication? Have you taken it before? If so why did you stop? This medication is given for gout, you say it helps stop the pain, How? I mean what type of pain do you have and where. Does it come and go? Have you noticed that you have more pain after eating certain foods, meat, gravy, drinking alcoholic drinks after having meat or gravy or certain veges? Try to pay more attention to your diet and what you have eaten and when you have the most pain. Keep a journal on your pain! You need to talk to your Doctor about this and tell him what you have been doing. As maybe some or all of you pain is related to gout, and Gout can be extremely painful indeed! But it can also be controlled, through medications and proper diet! Avoiding certain foods and the like! So make sure you tell your doctor about this, it is important! This medication can be very effective for Gout, but it is not a medication to be taken lightly, so please talk with your doctor about all this!
Good Luck to You
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV