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medication for gout had a side effect on kidneys?

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My mother is 66 years old and the medication she was taking for her gout issues had a side effect on her kidneys and now she is complaining of a burning sensation every time she drinks water. I don't get it. Water supposed to be good for your kidneys.

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replied November 5th, 2011
Kidney Conditions Answer A28198
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of burning sensation on drinking water, is probably to the use of colchicine, a medication used to treat gout.

Some important side effects of colchicine - include - gastrointestinal irritation, burning in the mouth and throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

You might consult with your treating doctor, who can provide relief, by either reducing the dosage of the medication or by prescribing alternative medications to reduce the symptoms.

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