Drug Class: What is Colchicine and why is it prescribed?
Colchicine Mechanism: How does Colchicine work?
Colchicine Dosage: How should you take Colchicine
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|Drug Class: What is Colchicine and why is it prescribed?|
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Generic Colchicine is used to prevent or treat attacks of gout (also called gouty arthritis) and to prevent recurrent acute attacks
Generic Colchicine is used for Mediterranean fever, a painful infection usually contracted from unpasteurized milk products or direct contact with farm animals.
Generic Colchicine which can be extremely poisonous, is used only for these two conditions and primarily for gout.
Generic Colchicine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
|Colchicine Mechanism: How does Colchicine work?|
Generic Colchicine is not an analgesic, though it relieves pain in acute attacks of gout. It is not a uricosuric agent and will not prevent progression of gout to chronic gouty arthritis. It does have a prophylactic, suppressive effect that helps to reduce the incidence of acute attacks and to relieve the residual pain and mild discomfort that patients with gout occasionally feel.
(2) a reduction in phagocytosis, with abatement of the inflammatory response.
|Colchicine Dosage: How should you take Colchicine|
|Generic Colchicine is administered orally.
For Acute Gouty Arthritis - The usual dose to relieve or abort an attack is 1 to 1.2 mg
If corticotropin (ACTH) is administered for treatment of an attack of gouty arthritis, it is recommended that Generic Colchicine also be given in doses of at least 1 mg per day, and that the latter be continued for a few days after the hormone is withdrawn.
For Prophlaxis During Intercritical Periods- To reduce the frequency of paroxysms and lessen their severity, Generic Colchicine may be administered continuously. In patients who have less than one attack per year, the usual dose is 0.5 or 0.6 mg per day, three or four days a week. For cases involving more than one attack per year, the usual dose is 0.5 or 0.6 mg daily; severe cases may require two or three 0.5 mg granules or 0.6 mg tablets daily.
For Prophylaxis Against Attacks of Gout in Patients Undergoing Surgery - In patients with gout, an attack may be precipitated by even a minor surgical procedure. Generic Colchicine one 0.6 mg tablet
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Generic Colchicine Storage Instructions: Store at room temperature, sealed, light- resistant container.
Generic Colchicine Preparations:
Generic Colchicine Tablets: 0.5 mg, 0.6 mg. Generic Colchicine can also be given intravenously.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Colchicine|
Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 quarts) every day.
Interactions with this drug may occur with the following:
|Special information on Colchicine|
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Special precautions if you are pregnant or breast feeding
|Colchicine side effects|
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
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