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A 30-year-old man with peptic ulcer disease suddenly develops pain, redness, and swelling of his right first metatarsophalangeal joint. There is no history of injury. Serum uric acid concentration is 8 mg/dL. Examination of joint aspirate shows birefringent crystals. Which of the following drugs is most appropriate to treat the acute symptoms in this patient?

(A) Allopurinol
(B) Colchicine
(C) Morphine
(D) Probenecid
(E) Sulfinpyrazone
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