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- Supplementation Possibly Helpful
Although primarily used on a short-term basis to treat attacks of gout, colchicine is increasingly being prescribed for longer periods as a gout preventive. This practice may heighten the chance of developing the nutritional deficiency discussed here.
Supplementation Possibly Helpful
Colchicine can impair intestinal absorption of vitamin B
, so taking a B
supplement during extended colchicine therapy may be warranted.