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Is pregnancy safe while on colchicine?

Is pregnancy safe while on colchicine?

Not perfectly safe: Colchicine is a class c medication in pregnancy, meaning there are not human trials and that animal trials were either not done or showed harm. Risks and benefits of taking medications during pregnancy must be weighed with regards to the consequences of not taking the medications as both have risks. Discuss with your prescribing doctor and ob. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: colchicine?

Gout rx: Colchicine is used to treat several inflammatory conditions. It is known best as a treatment for acute gout and prophylaxis for gout attacks. It is also used to treat less common conditions such as familial mediterranean fever, skin vasculitis, and chronic pericarditis. ...Read more

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Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Is colchicine recommended for treating gout?

Yes......: However there are other medicines that may be better. Treatment of an acute gouty flare is different that that for prevention of these. See your primary care doctor to see what medicine or combinations of medicine is best for you. ...Read more

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What are the effects of colchicine treatment?

See below: Most common are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Long list of rare. Get immediate attention if gastrointestinal bleeding, severe diarrhea, muscle weakness or difficult breathing all which are rare. ...Read more

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What are some adverse reactions to colchicine?

What are some adverse reactions to colchicine?

Nausea and vomiting: Nausea, vomiting, and stomach irritation are some of the side effects for a short term dosage. Long term dosing may have the added side effect of liver damage. Your doctor will monitor you when on this med. ...Read more

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Is colchicine safe as maintenance to prevent gout attacks?

No: Colchicine is used for acute attacks. See your physician for better approaches for long term prevention. ...Read more

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Are you allowed to become pregnant while taking colchicine?

Are you allowed to become pregnant while taking colchicine?

Not perfectly safe: Colchicine is a class c medication in pregnancy, meaning there are not human trials and that animal trials were either not done or showed harm. Risks and benefits of taking medications during pregnancy must be weighed with regards to the consequences of not taking the medications as both have risks. Discuss with your prescribing doctor and ob. ...Read more

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Is colchicine safe to use to prevent gouty arthritic attacks?

Is colchicine safe to use to prevent gouty arthritic attacks?

Yes: It is considered the standard of care for patients with chronic gout, especially while starting a medicine to lower uric acid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Colchicine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Colchicine allergy?

Serious side effects: Common side effects include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Serious side effects which are rarer include muscle pain and weakness including rhabdomyolysis or muscle break down. Nerve damage or neuropathy, bone arrow suppression, and heart abnormalities. Also rare is anaphylactic shock which include hives throat swelling trouble breathing and potentially death. Watch for any issues ...Read more

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My doctor has told me to take colchicine for three months. Is this safe?

My doctor has told me to take colchicine for three months. Is this safe?

Yes - you need care: Colchicine is used to treat acute gout attacks and to prevent them. Uncertain about how the 3 month timetable affects you since it depends on what it is being used for in you. There are a variety of other conditions rheumatologists use Colchicine for but after the fda allowed url to increase the price (fda does not control price, but!) it is now less useful since this can be cost prohibitive. ...Read more

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My doctor has told me to take colchicine for three months. Is this really safe?

Many: The most common side effects of Colchicine involve the stomach and bowel and are dose related. These include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. One of the most worrisome side effects of Colchicine is that it can damage the bone marrow causing severe anemia and seriously low white blood counts, thereby increasing the risk of infections. ...Read more

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Can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together without any interactions?

Can I take colchicine with indocin (indomethacin) together without any interactions?

Can cause gi problem: Colchibe and indomethscin both can cause GI distress. Also problematic for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more

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I have gout and above normal creatinine. Can ketosteril together with colchicine be use in a long term?

No to Colchicine. I : Not sure what drug the ketosteril is? Colchicine is not advised for gout except for acute attacks for short periods of time, otherwise the side effects are troublesome and with poor renal function (with high creatinine) you should take the least (if any) meds for it, like the nsaids. ...Read more

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What are the chances of .3 mg of colchicine becoming toxic when taking daily for a month for pericarditis?

Low: We use 0.6 BID a lot in rheumatology. Toxicity is more of a problem with renal (kidney) function that is decreased. We do note that diarrhea can occur with this dose. You can discuss this with your physicians but basically you are under treated ...Read more

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I have behcets disease w/cns involvement. Iam only on colchicine which hasn't helped. My drs are afraid to treat me. What should I be on?

I have behcets disease w/cns involvement. Iam only on colchicine which hasn't helped. My drs are afraid to treat me. What should I be on?

See details: It is impossible to know what med would work best without knowing all of your specifics. Remicade (infliximab) is one agent that I have found to be very helpful for this disease. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to treat recurrent pericarditis with effusion. I don't want to take colchicine it scares me. Please help me.

Pericarditis: No. I would not resort to natural or homeopathic treatment here. Pericarditits can become chronic and restrict the heart motion (especially expansion). In that case sometimes one has to go in surgically and peel off the thickened pericardial membrane. Colchecine has been around for a few hunred years; it's well studied. Another option is a biologic drug anakinra (Kineret). And of course cortisone. ...Read more

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Feboxostat, colchicine, and ketolorac have been effective gout treatments this past year, but not for this longer than usual 10 day gout attack. Why?

Feboxostat, colchicine, and ketolorac have been effective gout treatments this past year, but not for this longer than usual 10 day gout attack. Why?

See details: Febuxostat is not used to treat acute gout but to prevent it by normalizing serum uric acid. If continued during the acute attack it can prolong the attack and actually worsen it. You should not have these breakthrough attacks if the control is done properly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to cut a .6mg tablet of colchicine in half and take it that way to lessen the severity of diarrhea from the medication? Or not safe to cut?

Probably not: Diarrhea is a common complain in patients taking Colchicine and may sometimes be a reason to stop taking this medication. Furthermore, the standard dose is 0.6 mg and it is questionable if 0.3 mg would be efficacious in a person with normal functioning kidneys. It would be best to talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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Colchicine (Definition)

Colchicine is used to treat several inflammatory conditions. It is known best as a treatment for acute gout and prophylaxis for gout attacks. It is also used to treat less common conditions such as familial mediterranean fever, skin ...Read more