My husband suffers severely from it. There are more than one medicine which can be used to treat gout. It's best to discuss it with your doctor. Some of the meds can also throw you into an acute gout attack. This is why it is imperative to discuss it with your doctor.
We have discovered my husband has to avoid many of the foods which cause a gout flare-up. In order, to avoid an attack, my husband has had to change his eating habits. He has to avoid anything made with tomato......Red meats are another problem for him as well. If you go online or talk to a dietician or nutritionist, they can supply you with a list of foods to avoid or eat in moderation.
Peanuts, dried beans, red meats, tomato, shelled fish........these are only a few. I hope this helps you.