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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?

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

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

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

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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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'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 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?

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'm taking allopurinol and colchicine everyday. No sign for gout attack until today. Can I take red meat (beef) as much and as often as I like?

Meat and gout: No you should not. Limit red meat to 4-6 oz 3 times per week. Incline diet toward more and more fruit and veggie -- less meat. ...Read more

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I have been put on a long term treatment for elevated uric acid with 1 tablet Colchicine and 100mg Allopurinol daily. Is the Colchicine necessary?

Usually not: Colchicine is usually reserved for an acute gout attack, not for preventative measures. Allopurinol should be stopped during an acute gout attack, and restarted once the pain has ressolved. Go see your doctor if you have questions about the meds he/she prescribed you. ...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

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Which is more affective pain management of a gouty foot flare-up, Naproxen or Celebrex (celecoxib)? (along with Colchicine) Allipurinol already prescribed.

Which is more affective pain management of a gouty foot flare-up, Naproxen or Celebrex (celecoxib)? (along with Colchicine) Allipurinol already prescribed.

Probably naproxen: Naproxen has been used for many years to treat acute episodes of gout-colcichine has been used longer but has more side effects if pushed.Celebrex (celecoxib) is an N SAID too but used more for having less gastrointestinal side effects. So the person who knows best with your history is the prescribing. Doctor. ...Read more

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I have an gouty athritis and my my ALT is80, I take 50mg of diclofenac 3x aday, colchicne 3aday and 300mg alluprnol 3x aday, was my ALT is normal, ?

I have an gouty athritis and my my ALT is80, I take 50mg of diclofenac 3x aday, colchicne 3aday and 300mg alluprnol 3x aday, was my ALT is normal, ?

Slightly high...: Your alanine transaminase (alt) was slightly high at 80. It should be less than 60. It is a sensitive but not a specific test of liver function. Talk to your doctor about what you ought to do and what might be causing the elevation. Also talk to him about a low purine diet which may help you avoid having to take medications with potentially adverse liver effects. Colchicine also ought to be prn... ...Read more

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I have been taking 25mg of 6mp (together with allopurinol) for years and have just stopped. How long until the meds are out of my system?

Should not do this: Allopurinol with 6 MP or AZA are relatively contraindicated because of increased toxicity. Once you stopped the meds, they are out of your system in 2-3 days but effect may linger on ...Read more

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Can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together without any interactions?

Can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together without any interactions?

Can cause gi problem: Colchibe and indomethscin both can cause GI distress. Also problematic for patients with kidney disease. ...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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Can allopurinol take together with simvastatin?

Yes as long as: Baseline labs are obtained and side effects monitored ...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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Could allopurinol be taken together with naproxen?

Could allopurinol be taken together with naproxen?

Yes: There are no significant interactions frequently reported between these two medications. That does not mean you could not have an interaction, consult your doctor if symptoms arise. ...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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