Drug Uses For Colchicine
Colchicine is used to treat attacks of gout.
How Colchicine Is Taken
Take each dose of Colchicine with a full glass of water. You may take this medicine up to once every hour until the pain is relieved, until the maximum amount of medicine has been taken, or until nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea occurs. To prevent an attack from occurring, you may take Colchicine every day or several days a week. Do not take more doses than your doctor prescribed.
Warnings/Precautions For Colchicine
Do not take Colchicine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Talk to your doctor if you are or plan on becoming pregnant as this medicine may have harmful effects on the unborn baby.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the side effects that may occur while taking Colchicine include: difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; fever; rash; numbness or tingling.
Storage Tips For Colchicine
Store Colchicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
Symptoms of a colchicine overdose include nausea; vomiting; stomach pain; diarrhea; muscle weakness; burning in your throat, stomach, or skin; difficulty breathing; delirium; and seizures. An overdose of colchicine can result in death. If you suspect an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
More Information For Colchicine
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all medicines that you are taking. Colchicine may interact with other drugs.