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ColciGel - A Homeopathic Colchicine Gel for Gout
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Homeopathic drugs characteristically consist of very large dilutions of "proven" substances. Serial dilutions of 1:10 are designated by the Roman numeral X.1 ColciGel (Gensco), a prescription homeopathic gel containing a 10,000-fold dilution of colchicine (colchicinum 4X), is now being marketed for topical treatment and prophylaxis of gout.

STANDARD TREATMENT — An oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) can successfully treat acute gout flares in most patients. Those with contraindications to NSAIDs, such as renal disease or peptic ulcer disease, can be treated with colchicine. Short courses of an oral or parenteral corticosteroid such as prednisone or methylprednisolone are also effective for treatment of acute flares. Intra-articular injection of methylprednisolone or triamcinolone is also considered effective, but randomized controlled trials are ... more      

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