Colchicine is used for treating and preventing pain associated with gouty arthritis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to use
Use Colchicine as directed by your doctor.
Take Colchicine by mouth with or without food.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you use Colchicine.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Colchicine.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Colchicine is an anti-gout agent. It works by decreasing inflammation.
If you miss a dose of Colchicine and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Colchicine at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Colchicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
diarrhea; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever; infection; numbness or tingling; severe diarrhea; sore throat; tiredness; unusual bleeding or bruising; weakness.
Colchicine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
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