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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

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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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

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Does Colchicine 500microgram had any withdrawal symptoms is I stop it suddenly?

No: If it was being used to control gout symptoms or an an anti-inflammatory, the underlying inflammation may increase after stopping it, but there is no dependency or withdrawal syndrome from colchicine. If you have hereditary periodic fever with abdominal pain, and it was being treated with colchicine, this would also return after stopping it. ...Read more

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Does Colchicine reduce uric acid level? If does not how I can reduce it naturaly??

Colchicine: Colchicine (C) reduces uric acid levels in patients who do not excrete a normal amount in their urine, under-excretrs. C increases the urinary output of uric acid (U), lowering U levels in those persons. If one is an over-producer or normal producer of U, C will be of no use. You can reduce U by staying well hydrated and by avoid eating organ meats, such as liver. ...Read more

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I'm going an a cruise with my lady; Can I take a drink or two while taking colchicine.

No: Not sure why you are taking colchicine. If it is for gout, I would avoid any form of alcohol as it can precipitate acute gout. ...Read more

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Can I take 0.5 mg of colchicine twice daily for a few months as a gout preventive? Thanks

Yes: We often use colchicine twice a day for gout prevention. Watch for stomach upset and other potential side effects. If you have any decrease in kidney function, the dose of colchicine may have to be reduced. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm taking colchicine 3 times a week and still im having pain in my toes. What else should I do?

Pain: Colchicine is really not a designed for long term use. If you still have pain either it is not enough Colchicine or it is not gout - which is what I suspect. Get back to your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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If my cousin took a small-normal amount of mdma whiles she's on the meds colchicine and pantopazole, can something fatal happen?

Very unlikely: One problem with mdma is associated with magnesium deficiency and stomach acid blockers will make that worse. If using Colchicine which has its own toxicity and there may be some cross-reaction. Taking mdma is not a good idea and not with other drugs but not likely to be fatal. ...Read more

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For a healthy 36 year old, after gout attack has resolved, can colchicine (alone) be taken to prevent future attacks and how much and for how long?

For a healthy 36 year old, after gout attack has resolved, can colchicine (alone) be taken to prevent future attacks and how much and for how long?

Colchicine is rough!: For the long term, Allopurinol is preferred for the prevention of gout attacks. Colchicine is a bit too powerful to be used in the long term. It has too many side effects. ...Read more

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As I said the other day, I have costochondritis and the dr is in cardiology and she said that the colchicine 0.6mg might help for the pain for costo?

Yes, might help!: I have not yet prescribed Colchicine for costochondritis, personally, but it is a treatment that is discussed. My first line treatment is usually heating pad and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen). ...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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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

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