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Colgout

Generic Name: Colchicine
Product Name: Colgout

Indication

Colchicine is used for:

  • Pain relief in acute attacks of gout
  • Prevention of recurrent attacks of gout
  • Prevention of gout when a patient is commencing medication to lower their urate levels

Action

Gout is caused by the body’s reaction to the deposition of urate crystals which produces pain and inflammation. Colchicine reduces the body reaction to the urate crystals by reducing the immune response.

Dose advice

Acute attacks of gout

  • The initial recommended dose is 1 mg and this may be followed by 1 tablet every 2-3 hours until pain relief is achieved or until side effects are unbearable.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 8 mg.
  • This regimen should not be repeated within 3 days.
  • For the prevention of gout 1 tablet is given once or twice daily.
  • Patients with impaired kidney function may require dose alterations

Schedule

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Common side effects

Uncommon side effects

  • Bleeding from the stomach or intestines
  • Rash

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 12 May, 2006

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