Generic Name : COLCHICINE ABSTRACT – Colchicine is an anti-gout agent drug that is generally used to treat gout...
Colchicine is an anti-gout agent drug that is generally used to treat gout in adults by altering body responses to increased levels of uric acid crystals that are responsible for swelling and pain. This drug and certain other variations of the same are also used to treat symptoms of the Behcet’s syndrome, gout attacks, and even a condition known as Familial Mediterranean Fever. This medication is known for its quality of being a preventive anti-gout agent. Certain brands of this drug are not approved by the FDA.
- Colchicine is to be taken as directed by the doctors.
- Can be taken immediately at the sight of an attack.
- During a gout attack, a second dose may be required an hour later, in case of pain.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral tablet – 0.5mg, 0.6mg
- Solution – 0.5mg/mL
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Stomach pain
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Shortness of breath during exercise
- Numbness in the fingers and toes
- Severe headaches
- Sore throat
- Ulcers/white spots in the mouth
- Easy bruising/bleeding
- Severe fever
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Colchicine has major interactions with 79 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Colchicine has moderate interactions with 112 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of liver/kidney disease or consumption of medications such as digoxin, HIV/AIDS medications, nefazodone, itraconazole/ketoconazole, clarithromycin or telithromycin.