Colchine is used to treat gout when prescribed as a 1mg initially, followed by 500 micrograms every two to three hours until relief of pain is obtained or vomiting or diarrhoea occurs. A total dose of 6mg should not be exceeded. The course should not be repeated within three days.
It would be advisable to continue taking your prescribed medication (e.g. Naproxen) as directed as they will help reduce any swelling and inflammatory pain experienced during an attack of gout. Flucloxacillin and co- amoxiclav are not connected to development of gout in any way.
Naproxen is readily absorbed and peak blood levels are reached in 2 to 4 hours, and a steady state is achieved within 3 days of initiation.
Colchicine is readily absorbed from the stomach lining and it is expected to reach maximum concentration by half an hour to two hours following administration.If after several consecutive doses (according to your individual prescribed regimen), the pain does not alleviate, it would be prudent to report back to GP for further assessment.
Answered by Health at Hand nurses.
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