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A 44-year-old male asked:

I've had a gout attack yesterday after 5 years & took allopurinol 2 x 100mg yesterday & 1 x 100 mg today. no relief. can i take colchicine also?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Wrong move: Allopurinol will prolong the attack. Stop it immediately. It is only used on a daily basis to prevent future attacks. Colchicine is not very effective unless it is started very early in the attack. Use an NSAID such as naproxen or indomethacin.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Treat gout: Yes. You must take colchicine. Allopurinol can make an acute gout attack last longer. Take colchicine one tab every 1-2 hours x 4 tabs, then 1 tab twice daily x 4 days, then one tab daily. Take only 100 mg allopurinol per day, no more. Rest. Keep gout area warm. Adjust diet.
Last updated Oct 31, 2021

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