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Gout: New Therapy Guidelines

Published: March 1, 2010

Recent medical findings show that 
lower doses of prescription colchicine treat gout just as well as the higher amounts used in past years—and with fewer side effects. Instead of 10 tablets per day, doctors now recommend taking two tablets at the first signs of an 
attack, followed by one tablet an hour later, if needed. Colchicine interacts with a number of medications, notably the antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin). Ask your pharmacist or doctor about 
possible drug interactions before 
starting colchicine treatment.

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