My husband’s gout has been well controlled by Allopurinol for three years but he’s had a flare up for three days. ( He has post Ploycythaemia Myelofibrosis treated with Ruxolitinib) . He’s been prescribed Colchicine 500mg ( one to be taken four times a day for three days) . The consultation was done by the nurse practitioner over the phone. However the patient information leaflet says colchicine should not be taken if you have a severe blood disorder. I have phoned haematology for advice but got the answer phone. Can anyone shed any light on our dilemma. Would it be safe to take the colchicine?