Colcrys (Colchicine) is a beta-tubulin interactor. It is used to treat gout and prevent frequently occurring attacks of gout. Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the body because the body is unable to get rid of it quickly enough. Colchicine works by reducing the swelling, inflammation, and pain that occurs when uric acid crystals form in the joints. Colchicine is not a cure for gouty arthritis or Behcets syndrome, and it will not prevent these diseases from progressing. This medication should not be used as a routine pain medication for other conditions.
We currently have the generic from India, Turkey and Canada. The generic Colchicine 0.5 mg is also called Zycochin or Kolsin and the generic 0.6mg comes from Canada and is manufactured by Jamp Pharma or Odan. Colchicine is available in tablet form and strengths of: 0.5 mg, 0.6 mg, and 1 mg.
Colcrys Side Effects
Call your doctor immediately if you have a serious side effect such as:
• Blood in your urine;
• Easy bruising or bleeding, feeling weak or tired;
• Flu symptoms, fever, chills, body aches;
• Muscle pain or weakness;
• Numbness or tingly feeling in your fingers or toes;
• Pale or gray appearance of your lips, tongue or hands;
• Severe vomiting or diarrhea;
• Urinating less than usual or not at all
Less serious side effects include:
• Mild diarrhea;
• Mild nausea or vomiting or stomach pain
Do not use Colchicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in Colchicine, if the patient is a child with gout, of if you have liver or kidney problems and you are also taking certain other medicines such as cyclosporine, itraconazole, ketoconazole, etc. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Colchicine passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. There may be an interaction between Colchicine and other medications such as alcohol, cyclosporine, diltiazem, fluconazole, grapefruit juice, verapamil, vitamin B12.
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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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