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Colchicine Information

Colchicine Benefits & Uses

Colchicine is used to treat the following -

Colchicine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Colchicine


Colchicine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Colchicine is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Abdominal Pain Rare
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Skin Rash Rare
  5. Numbness or tingling
  6. Fever Rare
  7. Hair Loss Rare
  8. Stomach ache Rare
  9. Bleeding Rare
  10. Convulsion
  11. Loss of appetite
  12. Headache Mild
  13. Fatigue Mild

Colchicine Related Warnings

Is the use of Colchicine safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant womens are facing so much difficulty, after taking Colchicine. So strictly do not take without doctor advice.


Is the use of Colchicine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may suffer serious consequences after taking Colchicine. So don't take this drug without consulting your doctor first, otherwise it may be dangerous for you.


What is the effect of Colchicine on the Kidneys?

Colchicine may have severe effects on your kidney, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.


What is the effect of Colchicine on the Liver?

Colchicine may have severe effects on your liver, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.


What is the effect of Colchicine on the Heart?

Colchicine can cause side effects that could harm the heart. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.


Severe Interaction of Colchicine with Other Drugs

Colchicine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Colchicine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Colchicine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Allergy
  4. Heart Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Colchicine

Is this Colchicine habit forming or addictive?

No, you do not get addicted to Colchicine.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Colchicine as it does not make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Colchicine only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Colchicine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Colchicine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Colchicine

There is no information on the effects of food and Colchicine because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.


Interaction between Alcohol and Colchicine

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Colchicine with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Other
0 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Other
1 Years of Experience
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