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Please describe the medication: colchicine?

Please describe the medication: colchicine?

Gout rx: Colchicine is used to treat several inflammatory conditions. It is known best as a treatment for acute gout and prophylaxis for gout attacks. It is also used to treat less common conditions such as familial mediterranean fever, skin vasculitis, and chronic pericarditis. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Willson
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Colchicine (Definition)

Colchicine is used to treat several inflammatory conditions. It is known best as a treatment for acute gout and prophylaxis for gout attacks. It is also used to treat less common conditions such as familial mediterranean fever, skin ...Read more


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Does colchicine help with gout?

Does colchicine help with gout?

Yes: Colchicine can reduce pain during flares, and can be used to prevent flares while starting a medicine to lower uric acid, the chemical that causes gout. ...Read more

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How does colchicine treat gout?

How does colchicine treat gout?

Preventing symptoms: Colchicine works on the cellular level to prevent the inflammatory symptoms of gout- pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How do doctors administer colchicine?

By mouth: I am not sure what you mean. Colchicine is a pill. The IV form I believe was removed from the market. ...Read more

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Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your primary care doctor to see what medicine or combinations of medicine is best for you. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from taking colchicine longterm?

Many: The most common side effects of Colchicine involve the stomach and bowel and are dose related. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. One of the most worrisome side effects of Colchicine is that it can damage the bone marrow causing severe anemia and seriously low white blood counts, thereby increasing the risk of infections. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Yes: Long-term Colchicine use can lead to liver/kidney toxicity, bone marrow suppression w/ decreased wbcs/thrombocytes/granulo-cytopenia; aplastic anemia; muscle damage; nerve damage, & more. Discuss with your fp/rheumatologist what other options are available to prevent these complications. ...Read more

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When should colchicine, given for acute gout, stop being taken?

See below: When your symptoms have abated, or you are throwing up. ...Read more

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I have been using colchicine for gout and is not working flr me?

I have been using colchicine for gout and is not working flr me?

For pain? Preventio?: If Colchicine doesn't control pain, may need to add anti-inflammatory (nsaid like indomethacin, or prednisone). To prevent flares, diet changes and medicines that lower uric acid are helpful. ...Read more

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If u take ecstasy while on colchicine and pantoprazole what will happen?

Why: Nothing different than if you weren't taking the two meds. More important, why are you taking what you think is ecstasy when you don't know who made it, what's in it, or what it might do to harm your body - particularly when you already have health problems. ...Read more

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Should I start on a course of colchicine to treat my gout? Worried about it.

Gout: Before starting any medication I recommend seeing a doctor to determine if Colchicine is the medication for you. It is a very aggressive med with lots of side effects. ...Read more

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Could one become toxic from taking 0.6 mg of colchicine twice daily 12 hrs apart.

Possible: Colchicine’s primarily affects the stomach and gut - its effects are diarrhea, as well as nausea and vomiting. Your question is a good one; the recommended dose for gout prophylaxis is 0.6 mg twice daily 12 hours apart. Many different patients respond differently to colchicine - some are very sensitive and experience diarrhea after one or two doses, some can tolerate many. ...Read more

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I am on colchicine on off but whenever I take it my body start itching. Is this normal or I should stop?

I am on colchicine on off but whenever I take it my body start itching. Is this normal or I should stop?

Possible allergy: Itching after taking a medication may be a sign of allergy. You should stop taking the medication and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I'm taking Colchicine for a gout attack my first, I only have 2 tablets left and I'm in pain without much change. Is this common thanks?

Yes, add other meds: One colchicine twice daily, along with either an anti inflammatory or low dose prednisone may help! Avoid red meats, alcohol and sodas!, may need to see a rheumatologist for a cortisone injection and further eval! Check Uris acid level in your blood, good luck! ...Read more

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Is it true that there a maximum dosage of 6mg of colchicine per incident of gout, which is basically 3 days if taken 0.5mg four times daily?

Is it true that there a maximum dosage of 6mg of colchicine per incident of gout, which is basically 3 days if taken 0.5mg four times daily?

No: Treatment for acute onset of gout in adult is 1.2 mg (2 tab) to start and then repeat. 6 mg (1tab)1 hour later if necessary. So maximum daily dose in adult in 1.8 mg. The tab size is 0.6 mg. For gout prophylaxis daliy dose limit is 1.2 mg I hope that helps. ...Read more