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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May 12, 2019
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Antibiotics
by: Anonymous and gout attacks

Yup .. didn’t realise that antibiotics could trigger a gout attack! I’m taking allupunanol 200mg per day , prescribed a 5 day pack of 500mg Amoxicillin and now in 7th day of a bad attack .. there definitely is a correlation

May 05, 2019
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Gout it
by: Anonymous

Listen engineer, you are dumb as a box of rocks. You don't know shit about what you are saying. These people are not just saying this when they have been through this kind of pain. I just had a laceration to my leg, received stitches and the good doctor subscribe me antibiotics. Two days later guess what gout in knee and ankle and it hurts like hell! Stick with whatever engineering you do.

Dec 19, 2018
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Antibiotics triggered my gout
by: Chuck

I had a chest cold that I couldn’t shake. After about two weeks I got a a Rx of Azthizamyicine. At the end of the second day the cold was better but by the next morning I had gout. The antibiotic was the only thing that could have triggered it. My last bout was over two years before.

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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