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Is it safe to take .6 mg a day of colchicine for pericarditis for a month. Is it likely to to become toxic at that. I have been drinking more water.

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Dr. Stanley Alexander
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: COLCHICINE

COLCHICINE IS SAFE AT LOW DOSES.
WITH GOUT WE USE 1-2 TABS PER DAY FOR MONTHS WHILE ADDING LONG TERM THERAPY. WE MAY MAINTAIN THIS DOSE FOR MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS. ONE/DAY TO KEEP THINGS QUIET THEN 2/DAY IF A FLARE. GOUTY PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ON COLCHICINE FOR YEARS ARE MORE SUBJECT TO MUSCLE AND/OR NERVE PROBLEMS. IT IS DANGEROUS IN PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY FAILURE SINCE YHERE IS NO ANTIDOTE.

In brief: COLCHICINE

COLCHICINE IS SAFE AT LOW DOSES.
WITH GOUT WE USE 1-2 TABS PER DAY FOR MONTHS WHILE ADDING LONG TERM THERAPY. WE MAY MAINTAIN THIS DOSE FOR MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS. ONE/DAY TO KEEP THINGS QUIET THEN 2/DAY IF A FLARE. GOUTY PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ON COLCHICINE FOR YEARS ARE MORE SUBJECT TO MUSCLE AND/OR NERVE PROBLEMS. IT IS DANGEROUS IN PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY FAILURE SINCE YHERE IS NO ANTIDOTE.
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