Pharmacy Corner
All About Gout What is gout?

Gout is a common and painful condition that is being seen in a large number of Canadians.1 It is caused by a high level of a substance in the body called uric acid.1 In people with gout, the body makes too much uric acid or the kidney does not get rid of it fast enough.2 When the uric acid level is high, it can start to form crystals in joints in the body.3 When these crystals build up in the joint, they can cause a gout attack.2