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A nurse is conducting a medication reconciliation for a 79-year-old man who has just relocated to the long-term care facility. The nurse notes that the man has been taking colchicine (Colcrys) on a regular basis. This aspect of the man's medication regimen should signal the nurse to the possibility that he has a diagnosis of
A)osteoarthritis.
B)gout.
C)inflammatory bowel disease.
D)bursitis or tendonitis.
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Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy: Rationales for Nursing Practice
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Colchicine (Colcrys), the prototype agent for the treatment and prevention of gout, is the most commonly administered antigout medication. Colchicine is not indicated in the treatment of osteoarthritis, IBD, tendonitis, or bursitis.

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