June 10, 2011 by Tim.
Cochicine GoutColchicine (Colcrys) is taken in tablet form (oral).
How Colchicine WorksColchicine blocks the inflammation caused by uric acid crystals.
Why Colchicine Is UsedColchicine has long been used to relieve acute gout attacks. It does not lower the level of uric acid. But in low doses, it does reduce the chance of future gout attacks.
Colchicine may be an option for some people who cannot take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
To help reduce the number and severity of gout attacks that can result when uric acid levels change suddenly, colchicine may be given at the same time as uricosuric medications, such as probenecid or sulfinpyrazone, which lower uric acid levels, or xanthine oxidase inhibitors, which block uric acid production.
Colchicine is avoided or used with caution in people who have:
Inflammatory bowel disease.
A low white blood cell count.
To read the full article Colchicine for Gout from WebMD.
Filed under: Colchicine Use, Gout and Pseudogout.
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