|Colchicine and Kaletra
May 23, 2012
My Dr. just prescribed colchicine .6 mg once a day... but i also take kaletra... i ran it through the drug checker and from what i could read they do not play well together...it appears i should take .3 of the colchicine every other day to get the same effect otherwise it could be toxic. Any guidance would be appreciated... ps... the Dr. that prescribed the colchicine did not prescribe the kaletra but all my meds were listed.
Thanks very much.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Good pick up. Kaletra can significantly increase levels of colchicine (increasing risk for serious side effects) so dose for acute gout is recommended to be 0.6mg x 1 with no more dosing for 3 days. For chronic use recommend decreasing standard dose by 75%. If there is significant liver or kidney dysfunction than use of colchicine not recommended (= should be avoided). KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Fever After Vaginal Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Loose Stool After Swallowing Sperm Worried I Have HIV
- Sore Testicles After Having Sex During Period Worried I Have HIV
- Swollen Lymph Glands After Oral Sex On A Woman What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Can Smx/tmp Cure Trichomoniasis?
- Does Ciprofloxacin Cure Chlamydia?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.