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Colchicine

Colchicine oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name dr. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.

Uses of Colchicine:

Colchicine is used to treat the symptoms of gout or familial Mediterranean fever. Familial Mediterranean fever is passed down in families. It can cause inflammation (pain and swelling) in the joints, lungs, or abdomen (stomach area).

Colchicine is found to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19.

Colchicine is also used to prevent the symptoms of gout. Gout is caused when a substance called uric acid forms painful crystals in the body, typically in the joints.

Colchicine may be used as part of combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.

Adverse effects of Colchicine:

Some common side-effects of colchicine are:

  • pain in the abdomen (stomach area)
  • constipation.
  • diarrhea.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.

If any adverse effect persists consult your doctor immediately.

Some Serious side effects of Colchicine:

Some Serious side-effects may include:

  • Rhabdomyolysis (muscle damage) can cause kidney disease and can be life-threatening. Symptoms can include:
    • muscle weakness
    • muscle pain

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