Gout is a chronic condition characterized by intermittent acute flares caused by elevated serum uric acid (sUA). Treatment of the painful acute flares is distinct from the chronic management of hyperuricemia with urate-lowering therapies and is not considered in this study. Xanthine oxidase inhibitors (XOIs) are the mainstay of chronic gout treatment, with generic allopurinol prescribed much more extensively than brands Uloric and Zurampic. Gout Treatment Algorithms presents urate-lowering therapy prescribing patterns and provides insights into the uptake of novel branded agents against the background of generic allopurinol dominance.
What patient share do key therapies and brands garner by line of therapy in newly diagnosed gout patients? What are the quarterly trends in prescribing among recently treated and newly diagnosed gout patients?