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.
Wonderfully. Colchicine is one of the oldest and best drugs used for treating an acute gout attack. It also works very quickly.

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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...

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...

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...
May not be for you. I have tending to use shot courses of steroids over the last 10 years of motr. The steroids help reduce the inflammation of a gout attack and may decrease their frequency better then colchicine. There are also medications to reduce uric acid such as uloric and Allopurinol and they work differently then colchicine. Also watch your diet. Read more...

Should I start on a course of colchicine to treat my gout? Worried about it.

Make sure of. The diagnosis first. Many people mistakenly associate any number of pain conditions as gout because they've heard of gout and know that it is painful. Assuming that gout is the correct diagnosis, then some form of oral antiinflammatory medication is used. Each doctor has their preferred medication, but the idea behind all of them is to calm the acute inflammation that is gout. Read more...
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...

In taking colchicine for gout, does it work immediately or will it take a few days to help? Thanks

Immediately. One way to diagnose gout is to try colchicine. If You're better in 24 hrs, it's usually gout. If not, then gout is not the likely diagnosis. Read more...

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...

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...