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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Does eating peanut or using peanut butter causes a gout flare up? What is the usual dose of colchicine during a flare up?

Does eating peanut or using peanut butter causes a gout flare up? What is the usual dose of colchicine during a flare up?

Peanut and gout: No, peanut foods wll not trigger gout. Colchicine dose is 0.1. Mg /d.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.

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Is colchicine safe as maintenance to prevent gout attacks?

No: Colchicine is used for acute attacks. See your physician for better approaches for long term prevention.

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I have gout and above normal creatinine. Can ketosteril together with colchicine be use in a long term?

No to Colchicine. I: Not sure what drug the ketosteril is? Colchicine is not advised for gout except for acute attacks for short periods of time, otherwise the side effects are troublesome and with poor renal function (with high creatinine) you should take the least (if any) meds for it, like the nsaids.

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Feboxostat, colchicine, and ketolorac have been effective gout treatments this past year, but not for this longer than usual 10 day gout attack. Why?

Feboxostat, colchicine, and ketolorac have been effective gout treatments this past year, but not for this longer than usual 10 day gout attack. Why?

See details: Febuxostat is not used to treat acute gout but to prevent it by normalizing serum uric acid. If continued during the acute attack it can prolong the attack and actually worsen it. You should not have these breakthrough attacks if the control is done properly.

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more