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!

Comments for Antibiotics brought on a Gout attack! ( Cipiro)

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 20, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Baking Soda.

Recent Articles

  1. What is Gout

    Aug 06, 17 02:54 AM

    What is Gout - Gout, the oldest and most common form of Arthritis. The latest information on causes and symptoms of Gout, remedies and facts.

    Read More

  2. Aplastic Anemia....

    Aug 06, 17 02:36 AM

    My mom was a life long survivor of gout. She took colchicine and alopurinol for years & they actually helped her gout, therefore, help control her pain.

    Read More

  3. Four Stages of Gout

    Aug 03, 17 07:45 AM

    There are Four Stages of Gout ;Asymptomatic (without symptoms) hyperuricemia, Acute gout or acute gouty arthritis (hyperuricemia),Interval or intercritical gout & Chronic tophaceous gout (dangerous)

    Read More