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Colchicine is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Colchicine is pronounced as KOL-chi-seen
Colchicine belongs to hyperuricemia and gout preparations.
Colchicine is used in the treatment of gout attacks.
Colchicine should not be used in patients hypersensitive to it. Colchicine should not be given to patients with kidney problems. Do not use colchicines if you are taking any of the below drugs ritonavir, clarithromycin, erythromycin, cyclosporine and cholesterol lowering drugs like atorvastatin
Colchicine initially dose is 1 mg then after 1 hour 0.5 mg and repeated every 2-3 hours until pain relief.
Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease. Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication.
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
Colchicine side effects are
Consult health expert if you notice sever diarrhea, muscle pain, fever, tiredness or allergic reactions like difficult breathing, skin rash and sever dizziness.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last modified: May 10, 2012
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