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Colchicine is the active ingredient in the brand-name medication, Colcrys, which works by lessening the swelling and pain caused by abnormally high-level build-ups of uric acid crystals in the blood. Colchicine is taken for gout, gout attacks and Behcet’s syndrome. However, the medication should not be seen as a cure for Behcet’s syndrome or gouty arthritis, and it will likely not prevent the progression of these diseases. Additionally, colchicine is not a pain medicine and it should not be taken to treat other conditions.
Colchicine 0.6mg is an oral medication taken in the form of tablets with or without food. And it is usually taken once or twice a day.
Pay close attention to the instructions on your prescription label, as your dose instructions may be different. Consult your doctor if there is any confusion. Do not change the strength or frequency of your colchicine dosage unless advised by your doctor. For example, the doses prescribed for gout attacks and Mediterranean fever varies.
When experiencing a gout attack, the first dose should normally be taken as soon as you experience pain, as it may be less effective if you wait. It can then be followed by a smaller dose an hour afterward if necessary. Do not take any more doses of Colcrys before speaking to your doctor first if you do not feel relief from a gout attack, or if you don’t experience any attacks within the first several days after starting your treatment.
When you are not taking your medication, make sure your remaining medication is in the medicine bottle and that the bottle is closed tightly in a dark, cool, and dry location, outside the reach of young children.
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.
In some cases, side effects of Colchicine may include:
One such reaction might be an allergic one. If you get this reaction, your symptoms might include hives, breathing difficulties, and swollen facial features.
In other cases, you may get the following symptoms: numbness or muscle weakness in the lower body, a numbing or tingling sensation in your fingers or toes, paleness or grayness of your lips, tongue, or hands, serious or continuous diarrhea or vomiting, flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, unusual bruising or bleeding, pain or cramping in the stomach, or fatigue.
If you encounter any of these Colchicine side effects, call your doctor and visit the emergency room immediately.
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects that you might experience and you could experience other symptoms that are not listed here. Call your prescribing doctor if you have any concerns or questions.
How do I store or dispose of this medication?
Place the medication in a cool, dark area with little lighting. So do not keep it in the bathroom cabinet, as the moisture and heat will damage the medication. Additionally, it is advised that you secure this medication in bottles with child safety caps on them to prevent any children from accidentally experiencing any toxicity.
If you are no longer taking the medication or no longer need it, do not throw it in the garbage and do not flush it down the toilet. Instead, dispose of the medication in a way that is safe for the people and pets around you. For example, look into medicine take-back programs within your community. To learn more about a take-back program and where to dispose of your medication, contact your local waste disposal and recycling department or speak to your doctor.
Are there any special dietary instructions I should follow?
The only known dietary restriction while taking colchicine is to avoid ingesting grapefruit and grapefruit juice. Grapefruit has been known to cause unexpected side effects due to an adverse interaction with colchicine. So don’t use products that may contain grapefruit in them.
How long does it take for the medication to work after taking it?
The highest concentrations of colchicine are typically met between 42 minutes and 150 minutes once administered orally. You should notice pain relief within the first 24 hours after you have taken the medicine. If not, you may want to talk with your doctor.