- Calcitonin (Salmon)
- Glucosamine Sulphate
- Mefenamic Acid–Dicyclomine
- Tranexamic Acid–Mefenamic Acid
What is Colchicine used for?
Colchicine is a drug prescribed for the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. This medication prevents gout flares, thereby relieving swelling and pain of acute gouty arthritis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Colchicine?
The dosage of Colchicine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Colchicine should be taken with food.
What if you miss a dose of Colchicine?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Colchicine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Colchicine?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Colchicine, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Colchicine?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Colchicine.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Colchicine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Colchicine can interact with antifungal medications, antidepressants, and antibiotics.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Colchicine?
Like other medicines, Colchicine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Colchicine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Colchicine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Colchicine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Colchicine can cause side effects such as diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, fatigue, and rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Colchicine.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Colchicine?
Is it possible for me to take Colchicine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Colchicine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Colchicine?
How will Colchicine work in my body?
How should Colchicine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Colchicine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Colchicine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.