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A patient has been prescribed colchicine for an acute attack of gout. The dosage of colchicine on the prescription is 1 mg stat, followed by 0.5 mg every 6 hours until pain is relieved, with a maximum dose of 2.5 mg in the first 24 hours and 6 mg over four days. Is this dosage correct, since the product package inserts suggest a dosage interval of 2 hours and a maximum dose ranging between 4 and 10 mg per course? A mother presents in the pharmacy requesting a vaccine against meningitis since her 16-year old son played cricket at a school which recently had a confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis. Is this appropriate?
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