Colchicine in acute gout

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7434.288-d (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:288

Low dose colchicine was started after usual dose

  1. G Sivagnanam, additional professor of pharmacology (drsivagnanam@hotmail.com)
  1. Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu 603 001, India

    EDITOR—Morris et al emphasise that in acute gout lower doses of colchicine are effective yet less toxic than traditional regimens.1 Certain points need, however, to be considered.

    In all the three cases quoted the patients initially started taking higher (traditional) doses of colchicine and only after they had experienced adverse …

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