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What medications can increase my risk of developing gout?

Medications used to treat hypertension called thiazide diuretics may cause increased levels of uric acid in the blood. Aspirin in large doses can also reduce the effectiveness of drugs used to treat gout. Talk to your doctor about any medications you are currently taking to avoid any complications.

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