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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?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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In brief: Yes

You can continue Colchicine but i would speak to your doctor.

In brief: Yes

You can continue Colchicine but i would speak to your doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
if the attack was on your foot perform hot water soaks (don't burn yourself), this will help dissolve any crystal formation and speed your recovery.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Try soaking

The foot in hot water and epsom salt without burning yourself.
If pain is persistent the podiatrist can offer you a local injection as well.

In brief: Try soaking

The foot in hot water and epsom salt without burning yourself.
If pain is persistent the podiatrist can offer you a local injection as well.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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