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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. 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have gout, can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together?

I have gout, can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together?

Yes: I know of no drug-drug interaction between these 2 medications. You can always have a pharmacist check their computers. But the two medications listed work differently and hence there is no reason why they can't. ...Read more

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I have gout, can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together at the same time?

Yes!: But this treats the attack only. You need to be on a uric-acid lowering agent. Allopurinol or uloric (if renal probs exist, and/or probenencid, usually combined with colchine, so I lower pill burden for my patients! ...Read more

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I have been taking allopurinol for 1 week. I now have a gout attack. Can I take colchicine as well? I

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 more

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I started allopurinol 2 weeks ago and now have a gout attack should I stop and take colchicine or take both together?

You can: Try both together but if not helping in 24-48 hours stop Allopurinol. take Colchicine alone for 5-7 days then restart Allopurinol. .....hope this is helpful!


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I have a gout for 3 weeks now and still don't go away. I'm taking colchicine and febuxostat. What else should I do. I'm on low purine diet.

Treatment of Gout: There are 2 types of treatment for gout. One type of treatment are medications (e.G. Colchicine) decreased the symptoms of inflammation such as pain and swelling. Another type of treatment are medications (e.g. Febuxostat) that decrease the uric acid levels. If pain and swelling is persistent with colchicine, you may need short course of oral steroids. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I'm taking allopurinol together with colchicine. If no more flare, can I drop colchicine but continously take allopurinol? Will gout attack reoccur?

Yes; possibly: You can stop Colchicine and use Allopurinol alone to prevent recurrent attacks. Keeping your Uric Acid level below 6 with Allopurinol and a low purine diet can reduce your likelihood of attacks in the future. ...Read more

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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 more

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I had a gout attack about 20 days back and still have little pain. Is it safe colchicine for a few weeks as pain is not going totally away with nsaids?

I had a gout attack about 20 days back and still have little pain. Is it safe colchicine for a few weeks as pain is not going totally away with nsaids?

Maybe: Without knowing medical history, hard to tell you for sure. Normally for an acute attack of gout, if dosed correctly, pain should subside within 48 hours. Colchicine used correctly in acute attack will either resolve problem or cause severe diarhea in a short period of time. How do you know it is definately gout? Have you had it before? See your physician before doing anything else. ...Read more

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Hi regarding Gout. Is Colchicine a pain killer that will work similar to another pain killer or is it more a treatment that will work only after taking for a few days NOT instantly? Thank you Rob

Helps in gout: Especially in acute attack. Steroid injection will give quicker relief, best method is prevention of an attack. Always hydrate well (drink lots of water all the time I do!) avoid alcohol and too much meat, get your uric acid monitored by a physician to avoid systemic damage to your body. ...Read more

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For gout attack could I take : diclofenac 50mg, colchicine & allopurinol 100mg, all together?

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 more

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For gout, can one take Colchicine and Ibuprofen 400 together or is it one or the other? Thank you.

For gout, can one take Colchicine and Ibuprofen 400 together or is it one or the other? Thank you.

Recommend: You can take both medicine together, because one of two mostly for the painful inflammation (ibuprofen), another for treatment metabolic problems causing the gout. Good luck ...Read more

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Can I take tramadol 325mg 3x a day for gout and colchicine 2x a day and febuxostat 1x a day? And ketobest for my kidneys 3x a day?

Gout: Stop taking everything in the cabinet. See your podiatrist or a family physician that can treat gout (more rare than you think). It may be that your Febuxostat is causing your gout flare. It may also need to be discontinued until it calms down. Personally, I don't like Colchicine. Either way consult your physician before you take a bunch of meds together. ...Read more

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Interaction between Xarelto and Colchicine. I read that Colchicine affects the platelets, more likely to bleed? I take 3 Colchicine for gout flares.

Interaction: Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering any questions related to your medications. If you're under effective treatment for gout, you shouldn't have any gout flares. If you do and only took colchicine for a few doses, I wouldn't expect a major problem because you also take xarelto daily. Your pharmacist can confirm this for you. ...Read more

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Got gout attack once a month even control food intake and drink 2.5 Liter a day. Back to normal after taken colchicine and painkiller. Is it normal?

Only thing missing-: -is the addition of allopurinol which in some mysterious way interferes with the uric acid metabolism & it remains under control. I take 200mg/day & after 28 years since my 1'st episode, have never had another. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take colchicine and ibuprofen at the same time for gout?

Yes it is safe: If you have valid prescriptions and are under the management of a physician, yes you can take both medications for gout as there are no contraindications. Just watch out for the side effects of both drugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Went to Dr for knee pain was given colchicine o.6mg twice daily blood work came back no gouts took colchicine 12 days before test is that norma?

Possible: Gout can be diagnosed by obtaining fluid from an affected joint and then looking for essentially gout crystals under a microscope. Most patients with gout have excruciating pain, swelling, and warmth, and redness to the joint. Colchicine should not lower the uric acid level. A patient can also have a normal uric acid level but still have gout. I am not sure if you have your answer yet. Good luck ...Read more

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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 more

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