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Is it okay to take colchicine for gout for one day (two 0.6 tablets and another an hour later) if I stop taking Simvastatin for one day?

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Dr. Austin Mackens
Family Medicine
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In brief: Likely Okay

The main concern when using colchicine with a statin medication is myotoxicity (muscle toxicity).
If you decide to use colchicine for your gout flare then notify your doctor immediately if you begin to have generalized muscle pain or very dark urine. This can be a sign of a serious medical condition called rhabdomyolysis. While this is rare it can be very serious. Hope this helps. God Bless

In brief: Likely Okay

The main concern when using colchicine with a statin medication is myotoxicity (muscle toxicity).
If you decide to use colchicine for your gout flare then notify your doctor immediately if you begin to have generalized muscle pain or very dark urine. This can be a sign of a serious medical condition called rhabdomyolysis. While this is rare it can be very serious. Hope this helps. God Bless
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