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Keith Taylor
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Hi Eric,

Am now taking just allopurinol and doing fine. Uric acid is controlled.

If that’s true, you don’t need colchicine. But is your uric acid below 6 mg/dL (better below 5)? Because 6 is the maximum safe level, and 5 gives a good safety margin.

Finally, if you’ve only just got down to that level, you might still get occasional flares until more old uric acid crystals dissolve. But if Indocin is working OK for you, there’s no need for colchicine.