Antibiotics brought on a Gout attack! ( Cipiro)

by Tyler
(SLC UT)

I recently had a horrible bug that kept me vomiting for 4 days. The doc prescribed me some Cipiro to combat it. By the second morning of taking the meds I was in a full blown gout attack. I hadn't had a gout since January (3 months earlier). I began to take baking soda that same morning of my first twinge. The next day I could still feel it in my toe but it is not on fire as much. So be aware that certain antibiotics CAN trigger a attack!

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Aug 20, 2018
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Antibiotics and gout
by: Anonymous

I’m the same I was given a double strength antiobiotic for a chest infection and the next day I had this horrible swelling and pain in my small toe p. I’ve been to Dr today and she diagnosed as gout. Asked about my diet lifestyle etc, which is pretty good as I’m a fitness instructor and nutrition coach but could not see the link between medication and onset. Hoping it’s a once off.

Aug 18, 2018
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Antibiotics brought on gout attack
by: Anonymous

I was diagnosed with bronchitis the doctor prescribed a zpack the problem day 3 into the medication I had my Ist gout attack in my knee in 2 years

Jan 08, 2018
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Antibiotics trigger my gout
by: Anonymous

Antibiotics trigger my gout. It’s happened enough times to me that I’m a believer. In fact the first time I had an attack was just after a Z pack. But it happens cosistanlly. I’m in an attack right now and just finished a round of Amoxicillan.

Aug 20, 2009
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Antibiotic induced gout attack
by: Anonymous

I have been gout free for years after being on allopurinal. Started taking Azithromycin (5 day pack) for a chest infection. After first day, gout twinges in both big toes.

Jun 15, 2009
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Probably dehydration, not the antibiotics for the gout
by: Anonymous

You said you were vomiting for 4 days, so it is possible or even likely that you were dehydrated to some extent from the vomiting. From what I understand, that would make uric acid concentrations higher, increasing the probability of a gout attack and the antibiotics were just along for the ride.

Just an opinion from an engineer, not a doctor.


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