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What does colchicine do?

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Drug Class: Gout Acute Therapy – Antimitotics

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Do not take more drug than directed
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Do not take more drug than directed
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol
  • It is important to follow an appropriate diet
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor

  • For capsule products : Helps to prevent a gout attack.
  • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
  • For tablet products : Call Dr. if diarrhea or vomiting lasts for 3 hrs. Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy.

What are side effects of Colchicine?Any warnings while using Colchicine?Is Colchicine contraindicated for any condition?How to use Colchicine?What if you missed a dose of Colchicine?What if you overdose on Colchicine?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

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  • People also askWhat you should know about colchicine?What you should know about colchicine?Colchicine is a medicine that is used to relieve the symptoms of gout. It is thought to work by blocking how our immune system responds to the presence of urate crystals in synovial fluid (the fluid between our joints). Colchicine may also reduce the effect of other inflammatory substances.

    Precautions

    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Do not take more drug than directed
    • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Do not take more drug than directed
    • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
    • Reduce or avoid drinking alcohol
    • It is important to follow an appropriate diet
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor

    • For capsule products : Helps to prevent a gout attack.
    • For solution, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing spoon/cup/syringe.
    • For tablet products : Call Dr. if diarrhea or vomiting lasts for 3 hrs. Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy.

    What are side effects of Colchicine?Any warnings while using Colchicine?Is Colchicine contraindicated for any condition?How to use Colchicine?What if you missed a dose of Colchicine?What if you overdose on Colchicine?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What you should know about colchicine? Colchicine is a medicine that is used to relieve the symptoms of gout. It is thought to work by blocking how our immune system responds to the presence of urate crystals in synovial fluid (the fluid between our joints). Colchicine may also reduce the effect of other inflammatory substances.

    When to stop taking colchicine? Stop taking this medicine as soon as the pain is relieved or at the first sign of nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea. Also, stop taking colchicine when you have taken the largest amount that your doctor ordered for each attack, even if the pain is not relieved or none of these side effects occurs.

    What is colchicine and how is it used? Colchicine is used to treat the symptoms of gout or familial Mediterranean fever. Familial Mediterranean fever is passed down in families. It can cause inflammation (pain and swelling) in the joints, lungs, or abdomen (stomach area). Colchicine is also used to prevent the symptoms of gout.

    How often can I take colchicine? Colchicine is taken to ease the pain of a gout attack. Take one tablet 2-4 times a day until the pain eases, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not take more than 12 tablets during any one attack.

    What you should know about colchicine?

    What you should know about colchicine? Colchicine is a medicine that is used to relieve the symptoms of gout. It is thought to work by blocking how our immune system responds to the presence of urate crystals in synovial fluid (the fluid between our joints). Colchicine may also reduce the effect of other inflammatory substances.

    When to take colchicine? When colchicine is used to prevent gout attacks or to treat FMF, it is usually taken once or twice a day. When colchicine (Colcrys) is used to relieve the pain of a gout attack, one dose is usually taken at the first sign of pain and a second, smaller dose is usually taken one hour later.

    When to stop taking colchicine? Stop taking this medicine as soon as the pain is relieved or at the first sign of nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea. Also, stop taking colchicine when you have taken the largest amount that your doctor ordered for each attack, even if the pain is not relieved or none of these side effects occurs.

    How often can I take colchicine? Colchicine is taken to ease the pain of a gout attack. Take one tablet 2-4 times a day until the pain eases, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not take more than 12 tablets during any one attack.