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Allopurinol And Colchicine Taken Together
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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 moreGet help now ›
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I have been taking allopurinol for 1 week. I now have a gout attack. Can i take colchicine as well?
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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?
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 moreGet help now ›
Can I take colchicine alone as a preventative for gout? Will it lower uric acid levels or must I take with either Allopurinol or Uloric?
Colchicine: Colchicine alone is effective in diminishing gout. Yes. Allopurinol is not mandatory but of course helps. Also, avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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