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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. James Krick
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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?

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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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

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