Dose of Colcrys for Gout
For preventing gout attacks, the standard Colcrys dosage is one tablet once or twice daily. For treating a gout attack, the standard dose is two tablets (1.2 mg) at the first sign of a flare, followed by another tablet (0.6 mg) one hour later. Higher doses have not been found to be more effective.
For people who are already taking Colcrys to prevent gout attacks, two tablets followed by one an hour later can still be used to treat an attack. The usual prevention dosage can then be continued, starting 12 hours later.
People with liver disease, kidney disease, or who are taking certain other medications may need a lower-than-normal amount.
General Information on Taking ColcrysSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Colcrys include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is typically taken once or twice a day, although it may be taken more frequently during a gout attack.
- You can take a dose of Colcrys with or without food.
- For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dose or Colcrys dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.