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Is Lengout the same as Colgout?

Some formulations of colchicine have confusing names such as Lengout or Colgout, which can be easily confused with Progout, a formulation of allopurinol to lower serum uric acid and is used in a different manner. All the above medications do not lower the uric acid level in blood.

What is Progout used for?

Progout is used in the treatment of: gouty arthritis or gout, a condition of painful swollen joints caused by uric acid crystals. kidney stones. other rare conditions where high levels of uric acid occur in the blood, for example Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.

How long does Colgout take to work?

This helps to reduce the inflammation that can cause symptoms. Colchicine starts to work after around 30 minutes to 2 hours. However, it may take a day or two before you notice your inflammation and pain starts to get better. If you’re taking it to prevent flare-ups of FMF, you may not feel any different.

When should you take Lengout?

1 mg (2 tablets) at the first sign of the flare followed by 0.5 mg (1 tablet) one hour later. Higher doses have not been found to be more effective. The maximum recommended dose for treatment of gout flares is 1.5 mg over a one hour period. Do not repeat the course within 3 days.

How often can you take Lengout?

Your doctor will tell you how much Lengout to take. Do not take more than your doctor tells you to. Do not take more than 12 tablets in total over 4 days.

Is Progout the same as zyloprim?

Allopurinol (brand names Allohexal, Allosig, Progout, Zyloprim) is a medicine used to treat gout, which is a type of arthritis caused by a build up of uric acid crystals in the joints.

Why does gout get worse at night?

While sleeping, the body loses moisture through breathing and sweating. As this happens, the blood loses some of its water content. As water content decreases, the concentration of uric acid in the blood increases. This increase leads to or exacerbates hyperuricemia, the precursor to gout.

Can I take Colgout without food?

Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water. Colgout may be taken before or after food. This will depend on your condition and your response to the treatment. Stop taking Colgout when your pain is relieved.