The Gout & Colchicine Dosage Facts

The Gout & Colchicine Dosage Facts are answers to questions about colchicine dose. So, they help answer questions such as how should you take colchicine, and when should you stop, etc.

The complete facts about colchicine are in the Colchicine guidelines. But here is a selection of questions commonly asked in the gout forums. Please remember that these are only a quick guide to general dosage aspects of colchicine. If you are in doubt, you should ask your doctor.

Gout & Colchicine Dosage Facts

These questions are taken from the gout forum. I update them periodically, and they give you a great introduction to the gout forum. You can see what other gout sufferers are talking about. Then apply the facts from those discussions to your own concerns about colchicine dosage.

There are other aspects of colchicine. But this page focuses on how to take colchicine. It is particularly aimed at gout patients who have been prescribed colchicine. I have summarized the key points of each topic.

For more general guidance, see the colchicine dosage guidelines. For personal guidance, you should really discuss your concerns with your doctor. Use the gout forum to learn how to have meaningful discussions with your doctor.

Colchicine from Autumn Crocus photograph

Common Colchicine (Colcrys) Questions

Question Short Answer The Gout Facts
How long does it take for Colcrys (colchicine) to work? Minutes The most important gout fact is that colchicine stops, or slows, inflammation spreading. You will not notice the immediate effect. As inflammation stops getting worse. But effect on gout pain depends on inflammation subsiding.

After an hour, you should notice natural anti-inflammatories in your body are making the pain less severe. See the colchicine guidelines for important information about colchicine as an anti-inflammatory.

Can I take colchicine (Colcrys) with Zpack? No! (Unless persuaded otherwise by a doctor) Zpack is actually Zithromax Z-Pak. This is a brand of azithromycin, an antibiotic, prescribed to fight a bacterial infection. Personally, I would not want to take colchicine if I had an infection because colchicine slows down the immune system. But I want my immune system at full strength to fight the infection. So, you must talk to your doctor about this. Then share the medical reasons in the gout forum.

Do you want more information about azithromycin? Then look in the prescribing information for Colcrys within the colchicine guidelines

When to stop taking colchicine (Colcrys)? As soon as possible Historically, colchicine has peen prescribed as a long term preventative for gout pain. Rheumatologists now advise against unnecessary colchicine. On a daily basis you must stop after taking two tablets. for gout treatment, you should stop after the first few weeks or months of uric acid lowering therapy.

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