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Colcrys Drug Information

Available in the form of a tablet, Colcrys® (colchicine) is a prescription drug used to treat and prevent gout. It can also be used to treat a rare genetic condition called familial Mediterranean fever. Dosing guidelines typically call for it to be taken once or twice a day, but the exact dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on your age, the condition being treated, and other factors. Potential side effects include nausea and diarrhea, among others.
 
This product can interact quite seriously with a number of medications. In fact, fatal drug interactions are possible with Colcrys. Therefore, it is critical that your healthcare provider always has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking. Your healthcare provider also needs to know if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, or if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or any other conditions.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Colcrys. This full-length article tells you what you need to know about how it works, what to do in cases of overdose, and how it compares to unapproved colchicine.)
 

Colcrys Drug Information

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