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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. Joseph Boland
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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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What are the effects of colchicine treatment?

See below: Most common are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Long list of rare. Get immediate attention if gastrointestinal bleeding, severe diarrhea, muscle weakness or difficult breathing all which are rare. ...Read more

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What is the length of temporary infertility when you take colchicine?

What is the length of temporary infertility when you take colchicine?

2-3 months: This medication blocks mitosis or cell division. In the testis, it takes 2-3 months to make a sperm. So, if you stop the medication, the sperm production should recover in this amount of time. ...Read more

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What is the duration of temporary infertility when you take colchicine?

Unknown: Its not proven that Colchicine itself cause male infertility. Some men on Colchicine may have difficulty getting their partners pregnant but that may be related to the disease they are being treated for not the medicine itself. Majority of men on col. Have normal fertility. There is no specific duration that you have to wait. I would arbitrarily recommend 3 months for new sperm to develop. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should colchicine, given for acute gout, be stopped?

N&V: Take 2 initially, then 1 every hour until pain is gone or severe diahrea, nausea starts. Max 6 tablets/day. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more