Colcrys (Generic name: Colchicine) is a prescription medication used to treat gout and prevent frequently occurring of acute gout (flares). Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid level is too high in the blood that causes pain in the affected joints. Colchicine is also been approved for the treatment of familiar Mediterranean fever (FMF). FMF is an inherited disorder that causes recurring attacks of fever and inflammation. Colchicine works by reducing the swelling, inflammation, and pain in the joints. Take Colchicine exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Colchicine Side Effects:
The most common Colchicine side effects are abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. If you experience any severe side effects including easily bleeding or bruising, fever, jaundice, muscle pain, numbness, sore throat, or symptoms of a serious allergic reactions (e.g., difficult breathing; itching; rash; swelling), please inform your doctor immediately.
Do NOT take Colchicine oral if you are allergic to Colchicine or any of the ingredients in Colchicine medication. Before taking Colchicine gout, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions, especially of: blood disorder, heart disease, kidney or liver problems, and stomach ulcer. Tell your doctor about all the prescriptions or over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Colchicine drug, especially of: antibiotics, antifungals, cholesterol medications, grapefruit juice, HIV medications, and etc.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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