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Is Colchicine intake safe when diagnosed with stage-4 kidney disease?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Kidney Conditions
Question: I have kidney disease-stage 4- an d was prescribed colcichine. The information packet that came with the colcichine YYYY@YYYY don't take if have kidney disease. ?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
you can take lower doses

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

colchicine should be avoided to patients with advanced kidney disease but it's not completely contraindicated. Such patients may take a much lower dose, which I suppose was prescribed in your case. Just make sure that your doctor did not prescribe the usual dose (1.2 - 1.8 mg). In any case alternative treatments should be considered depending on the cause (gout or other causes...)

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