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I have been using colchicine for gout and is not working flr me

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
For pain? preventio?: If Colchicine doesn't control pain, may need to add anti-inflammatory (nsaid like indomethacin, or prednisone). To prevent flares, diet changes and me... Read More
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
May not be for you: I have tending to use shot courses of steroids over the last 10 years of motr. The steroids help reduce the inflammation of a gout attack and may decr... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Yes: It is widely use to treat gout.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Wonderfully: Colchicine is one of the oldest and best drugs used for treating an acute gout attack. It also works very quickly.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Colchicine can reduce pain during flares, and can be used to prevent flares while starting a medicine to lower uric acid, the chemical that causes gou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Preventing symptoms: Colchicine works on the cellular level to prevent the inflammatory symptoms of gout- pain and swelling.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your pri... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
See below: When your symptoms have abated, or you are throwing up.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: In acute gout you want to take 1.2 mg and then 0.6mg one hour later.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Make sure of: The diagnosis first. Many people mistakenly associate any number of pain conditions as gout because they've heard of gout and know that it is painful... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
It usually takes a : couple of days to take full effect
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgard Janer
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes, add other meds: One colchicine twice daily, along with either an anti inflammatory or low dose prednisone may help! Avoid red meats, alcohol and sodas!,, may need to ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
No: Treatment for acute onset of gout in adult is 1.2 mg ( 2 tab) to start and then repeat .6 mg (1tab)1 hour later if necessary. So maximum daily dose i... Read More

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