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IS IT OK TO TAKE COLCRYS AND INDOCIN TOGETHER?

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IS IT OK TO TAKE COLCRYS AND INDOCIN TOGETHER?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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RickMD :

yes. It is safe to take those medications together.

RickMD :

There are no adverse interactions between them

RickMD :

You can take the indocin at 2 pm if you wish or, actually, anytime in relation to your colchicine

RickMD :

Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?

RickMD :

Sorry about your attack :(

Customer:

AT WHAT DOSAGE AND FOR HOW LONG WITHOUT POSSIBLE PROBLEMS. AND I SHOULD CONTINUE WITH THE ALLOPURINOL, CORRECT?

RickMD :

Yes. You can safely continue the allopurinol

RickMD :

The maximum dosage of indocin is 200 mg/day but most people start at 25mg taken two or three times/day.

Customer:

I TOOK 100MG OF THE ALLOPURINOL FOR MANY YEARS WITHOUT ATTACK AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ACCUSTOMED THE THE 400MG FOR MANY MONTHS. I JUST CAN'T SEEM TO ADJUST TO IT. IS THAT NORMAL? I'VE HAD MORE ATTACKS WITH THE LARGER DOSAGE AND FEEL TERRIBLE ALL THE TIME.

RickMD :

What type of problem are you having with the larger dose?

Customer:

WHAT IS THE MAX DOSAGE OF COLCRYS TO TAKE SAFELY PER DAY?

Customer:

MY STOMACH IS UPSET. I HAVE TROUBLE CONCENTRATING. I'M VERY IRRITABLE AT ALL TIMES. JUST MISERABLE OVERALL.

RickMD :

1.8mg but you really need to talk to your prescribing MD. It is not wise to mess with the dosage of these drugs on your own.

RickMD :

The allopurinol can be hard on the stomach although it usually is not associated with being irritable and problems with concentration.

Customer:

YES , I KNOW. I NEED TO FIND A DOCTOR THAT I CAN COMMUNICATE WITH AND WHO WILL LISTEN TO ME, BUT SO FAR HAVEN'T HAD ANY SUCCESS.

RickMD :

I fully understand your difficulty, especially with a chronic condition like gout.

Customer:

CAN THE INDOCIN OR COLCRYS CAUSE IRRITABILITY AND FOGGY HEADEDNESS?

RickMD :

Once you get through this attack, you might want to start searching for a doctor who can treat your gout and give you the time and attention you need. I know that a doctor like that is out there....

RickMD :

No. Neither of them are associated with those issues. Must be something else causing that. Heck, even the strongest person would be irritable and foggy headed with the amount of pain you must be in.

Customer:

THAT ANSWERS MY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU

RickMD :

My pleasure. I hope you feel better soon.

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I will have to disagree with the above answer.
Indocin can cause mental confusion, anxiety, dizziness, headache and other such symptoms, including vertigo and drowsiness.
Colchicine might cause mental fogginess.

All possible side effects should be discussed with your doctor.
In addition indocin can cause stomach problems.

Allopurinol can cause diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

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