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A 45-year-old member asked:

How effective is colchicine and/or allopurinol for gout?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
They are: Both effective medications for gout.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Allopurinol is very effective in preventing gout but is never used to treat the acute attack.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What was your professional reaction to colchicine and/or allopurinol for gout?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Colchicine is usually used in acute gout where Indocin (indomethacin) is used for long term care to help avoid gout.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are known reactions to colchicine and/or allopurinol for gout?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Diarrhea, neuropathy, leukepenia, pancytopenia, nausea, cramping, fatigue, headache, etc.
Last updated Jul 28, 2019

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