Colchicine side effects can prevent this gout medicine being used for pain relief.
Investigations leading to 2010 licensing of colchicine as Colcrys in the USA, have shown that some side-effects are due to the way colchicine has been prescribed in the past. Specifically, those gout studies found that the dose of colchicine was too high in many cases.
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In my gout pain relief pages, I explain the best approach to gout pain.
The main difficulty with stubborn gout pain is, it rarely responds to a simple treatment. Usually, you need a combination of more than one pain-relieving drug. Often these combinations need to include general painkillers that are not specifically for gout.
Recently, I was asked about combining indomethacin with colchicine for relieving stubborn gout pain.
There are thousands of different combinations that work.
The secret is finding the right combination that suits you.
Colchicine For Stubborn Gout Pain Relief
Gout pain, as I explain in the Uric Acid guidelines, is a result of the immune reaction to invading uric acid crystals. When the immune system becomes overwhelmed, it calls in reinforcements, and this process is at the heart of the agony we experience during an acute gout flare.
Colchicine, sold as Colcrys in America, is very effective when it is taken early enough. That is why doctors advise you to take it at the first sign of a gout flare. The main purpose of colchicine is to prevent, or limit, gout flares when you take uric acid lowering gout medications.
Colchicine works to prevent gout pain, or prevent it getting worse, by slowing your immune system. White blood cells are restricted from growing, and this limits the inflammation that is part of that process.
See why you may need more than colchicine for stubborn gout pain
Treating Uric Acid Is Not Working is my review of two gout studies about treatment failure gout. So, it explains reasons why treating gout is not working. Then it offers options for you when you find your uric acid lowering treatment is not working as you expected.
Treating Uric Acid Is Not Working Audience
I wrote Treating Uric Acid Is Not Working for gout patients who are failing at Step 6 of their gout recovery plan. So, you should be familiar with GoutPal Plan for Gout Patients before you read this. Because a common reason why treating gout is not working is a lack of planning. Also, failure to agree on reasonable uric acid targets with your doctor.
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GoutPal Patients Plan Step 6 Resources.
These resources help you understand testing your uric acid lowering progress. Also, what to do if you are not meeting the uric acid targets you set in Step 4.
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Lower Uric Acid for Faster Gout Recovery is my review of a gout study. So, we see tophi reduction rates at different uric acid levels. Then, we look at how you might apply this to your uric acid treatment plan.
Faster Gout Recovery Audiences
I wrote Faster Gout Recovery for GoutPal Patients. Because it will help them at Step 3 of their GoutPal Plan for Gout Patients. At this point, you need to understand how to treat uric acid safely to get the fastest gout recovery. So this report establishes a fundamental truth about gout management. That is, you get rid of old uric acid crystals faster when uric acid is lower.
I organize gout resources according to the needs of different types of gout sufferer. So, if you are new to this, start at Questions for Gout Sufferers.
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GoutPal Patients Plan Step 3 Resources.
These resources help you understand how to treat uric acid. Also, how to treat gout pain. They cover general principles. Because we look at specific ways to treat gout in Step 5.
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This is a hub page for all resources that are useful to GoutPal Patients. You can find resources for other types of gout sufferer at Gout Sufferer Resources.
I have organized gout patient resources to match the 7 step GoutPal Plan for Gout Patients:
- Understand how to treat uric acid.
- Tests and Targets.
- Assess how you are treating uric acid lowering.
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