Had a really bad gout attack that started a couple of weeks ago and won’t subside. Used to take ibuprofen to tackle inflammation but since heart issues I’ve been told to avoid NSAIDS. So figured I’d suffer the pain and wait for the gout to run it’s course. Usually my attacks don’t last much more than a week. Not this one. Fed up (it truly is a miserable affliction) and having read that untreated I could be risking permanent joint damage, I finally decided to head for the out of hours doctor this morning and get some medication.
I was prescribed colchicine. Call me paranoid but I figured I should check for interactions with clopidogrel and Atorvastatin which I take daily. A couple of websites mentioned a possible interaction with Atorvastatin, one stating ‘possibly fatal’. I may well be being foolish but can’t bring myself to take the medication at present.
I wondered if any others have taken colchicine for gout along with statins? I’d love to know your thoughts/ideas etc... Thank you.