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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: I am taking colchicine for gout attack I took the recommended 1.2mg followed by .06 an hour later I can't remember what dose to take from this point on and my Dr is out of town:(??
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
12 hours later another 0.6

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the initial dosage is 1.2mg followed by 0.6mg (1 hour later). After the initial dosages, you can continue taking it every 12-24 hours. The dosage is lower this time (only 0.6mg every 12-24 hours that is). You should stop taking it when the attack has resolved or side effects have occurred.

Kind regards!
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Suggest Dosage For Colchicine

Brief Answer: 12 hours later another 0.6 Detailed Answer: Hello, the initial dosage is 1.2mg followed by 0.6mg (1 hour later). After the initial dosages, you can continue taking it every 12-24 hours. The dosage is lower this time (only 0.6mg every 12-24 hours that is). You should stop taking it when the attack has resolved or side effects have occurred. Kind regards!