A 36-year-old male asked:
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in taking colchicine for gout, does it work immediately or will it take a few days to help? thanks

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Dr. Hasan Khondker
13 years experience Internal Medicine
It usually takes a : couple of days to take full effect
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Howard Pecker
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Immediately: One way to diagnose gout is to try colchicine. If You're better in 24 hrs, it's usually gout. If not, then gout is not the likely diagnosis.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016

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