If you experience muscle weakness, stomach pain, bruising, bleeding, diarrhea, nausea, numb or tingling sensations, a faint pulse, fainting, shallow breathing, or a slow heart rate, get emergency medical assistance, as you may have overdosed, which could be fatal.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless you are close to taking your following scheduled dose. In that case, just skip it and do not try to make up for the missed dose by taking another one.
Before taking colchicine, inform your doctor immediately if you are allergic to any active or inactive ingredients in colchicine or to any other medications. If you are unsure, ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
Interactions with other drugs may occur when taking colchicine. Notify your doctor if you are taking or planning to take other medications, vitamins, and herbal/nutritional supplements. So that your doctor can monitor you closely for dangerous side effects, and change the dose and/or frequency of the medications you are taking, accordingly.
It is a very important practice to keep records of all of the medicines you’re taking, as well as OTC medicines, herbal products, dietary supplements, or minerals. Keep this record on you at all times in case of emergencies, doctor appointments, or hospital admittance.
Additionally, if you have had kidney or liver disease or plans for pregnancy while taking colchicine, inform your doctor immediately.