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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Can colchicine and allopurinol when taken together raise your blood pressure?

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Can colchicine and allopurinol when taken together raise your blood pressure?

Not that I: Am aware of, but bad pain from gout certainly could. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Marcel Goldberg
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I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?

Dr. Marcel Goldberg
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I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine.if no more flare,can i drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol?will gout attack reoccur?

Yes; possibly: You can stop Colchicine and use Allopurinol alone to prevent recurrent attacks. Keeping your Uric Acid level below 6 with Allopurinol and a low purine diet can reduce your likelihood of attacks in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
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For gout attack could i take : diclofenac 50mg , colchicine & allopurinol 100mg , all together ?

Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
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For gout attack could i take : diclofenac 50mg , colchicine & allopurinol 100mg , all together ?

Allopurinol Chronic: For acute gout Colchicine and diclofenac are reasonable. Do not exceed the recommended dose of Colchicine and stop immediately if diarrhea occurs. Allopurinol is to prevent chronic gout. Many patients starting Allopurinol will have an acute gout attack because attacks occur when uric acid levels go up or down. To prevent this some patients take Colchicine daily for up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
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How effective is colchicine and/or allopurinol for gout?

Dr. Alan Ettinger
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They are: Both effective medications for gout.

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Robert Greer
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What was your professional reaction to colchicine and/or allopurinol for gout?

Dr. Robert Greer
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Use both: The Allopurinol can mobilize uric acid and the Indocin may prevent gout attack.Good strategy. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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I have been taking allopurinol for 1 week. I now have a gout attack. Can i take colchicine as well? I

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Wrong order!: Taking Allopurinol during an attack will worsen and prolong it. My regimen is this: establish diagnosis. You can start an nsaid, inject the affected joint(s) with steroids, start colchicine, bid is adequate with the other meds. After three days start Allopurinol 100mg x 1wk, 200mg x 1wk, and then the full dose. The cochicine can be cut back to once daily. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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I take colchicine with allopurinol for 3 months. if no gout attack i'll reduce the colchicine but continously take allopurinol. do this regime is ok?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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I take colchicine with allopurinol for 3 months. if no gout attack i'll reduce the colchicine but continously take allopurinol. do this regime is ok?

Gout rx: Perfect plan. Adjust diet.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters /d ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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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?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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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. ...Read more

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