A male asked:
i have been put on a long term treatment for elevated uric acid with 1 tablet colchicine and 100mg allopurinol daily. is the colchicine necessary?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Ng answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Usually not: Colchicine is usually reserved for an acute gout attack, not for preventative measures. Allopurinol should be stopped during an acute gout attack, and restarted once the pain has ressolved. Go see your doctor if you have questions about the meds he/she prescribed you.
Answered on Nov 17, 2015
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