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A 78-year-old female asked:

i have costochondritis, the dr. is giving me colchicine o.6 mg for the pain. i also have gerd, will that medicine hurt my stomach?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Gout?: Colchicine is used to treat gout. I have no knowledge of any benefit for its use in the treatment of costochondritis. Costochondritis is usually treated with anti-inflammatories, oral steroids, therapy or steroid injections. Usually resolves in 4 months but can become chronic. Colchicine does not have a high incidence of gastric pain or gastritis.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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