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Use Of Colchicine In Arthritis
Hi! 27/F. Psoriatic Arthritis, get "gout like" attacks in big toe where uric acid spikes, will colchicine help bring it down even though it is PA?
Probably.: Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and gout have been shown to have some type of relationship. Exactly how, is still unclear. People with psoriasis has an increased chance of having a gout attack and those with psoriatic arthritis, even higher. The uric acid level is being elevated by the effects of psoriasis breaking down cells and releasing the uric acid. The gout has be monitored and controlled. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have familial mediterranean fever and taking colchicine, 1mg. recently discovered coronary calcium builtup?
See Cardiologist: Familial Mediterranean Fever is treated effectively in most patients with colchicine. Colchicine is not involved in calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Suggest to see a Cardiologist regarding cause, importance and possible treatment. You undoubtedly have had arthritis with this and the treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
Colchicine dosage: First i hope you are not self medicating, and that you have a prescription, whereas dosage and adminstration instructions should have already been given. It is not clear what exactly you are taking it for and at what dosage you have. I would therefore consult with the prescriber so you are clear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other foods I need to avoid besides grapefruit while on colchicine? Any foods that can help flush it out?
Colchcine: If you're taking colchicine for gout prevention or treatment, many patients are advised to avoid organ meats like liver, kidney, and sweetbread. Many find that wine triggers attacks of gout at times. I'm not aware of the grapefruit connection and colchcine but Will look it up. ...Read more
Ectasy: Do not take ecstasy period! dangerous drug! ...Read more
Why: Nothing different than if you weren't taking the two meds. More important, why are you taking what you think is ecstasy when you don't know who made it, what's in it, or what it might do to harm your body - particularly when you already have health problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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