Colchicine in acute gout

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.289 (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:289

Authors' reply

  1. Ian Morris, consultant rheumatologist (ian.morris@kgh.nhs.uk),
  2. George Varughese, senior house officer,
  3. Peter Mattingly, consultant rheumatologist
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8UZ

    EDITOR—Cox rightly points out that a total dose of colchicine has been introduced to advice in the BNF (British National Formulary) in recent years and is now at a 6 mg limit. The advice that has not changed is the traditional high dose regimen of 1 mg, followed every two hours by 0.5 mg, until …

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