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Posted by: NIGEL BICHARD | 2009-11-17

CHRONIC GOUT

I was prescribed 20 coltracin and 20 Cataflam. I have finished the course and the gout is still extemely painfull. What can you now suggest.

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Hi nigel

The meds you've take - colchicine and cataflam - are for the treatment of acute attacks of gout. To PREVENT future attacks your doctor needs to prescribe allopurinol (i.e. Puricos), a medication that you need to take every day. Chronic medicine is a pain, but it's not as sore as gout...

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2009-11-18

Hi nigel

The meds you've take - colchicine and cataflam - are for the treatment of acute attacks of gout. To PREVENT future attacks your doctor needs to prescribe allopurinol (i.e. Puricos), a medication that you need to take every day. Chronic medicine is a pain, but it's not as sore as gout...

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