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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

Colchicine Allergy (Definition)

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. ...Read more


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I have costochondritis, the dr. Is giving me colchicine o.6 mg for the pain. I also have gerd, will that medicine hurt my stomach?

I have costochondritis, the dr. Is giving me colchicine o.6 mg for the pain. I also have gerd, will that medicine hurt my stomach?

Gout?: Colchicine is used to treat gout. I have no knowledge of any benefit for its use in the treatment of costochondritis. Costochondritis is usually treated with anti-inflammatories, oral steroids, therapy or steroid injections. Usually resolves in 4 months but can become chronic. Colchicine does not have a high incidence of gastric pain or gastritis. ...Read more

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How does colchicine treat gout?

Preventing symptoms: Colchicine works on the cellular level to prevent the inflammatory symptoms of gout- pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How do doctors administer colchicine?

How do doctors administer colchicine?

By mouth: I am not sure what you mean. Colchicine is a pill. The IV form I believe was removed from the market. ...Read more

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If u take ecstasy while on colchicine and pantoprazole what will happen?

Why: Nothing different than if you weren't taking the two meds. More important, why are you taking what you think is ecstasy when you don't know who made it, what's in it, or what it might do to harm your body - particularly when you already have health problems. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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My mom s suffering 4m fibromyalgia n she s on colchicine bt shows no improvement. Plz suggest?

My mom s suffering 4m fibromyalgia n she s on colchicine bt shows no improvement. Plz suggest?

Gout?: Colchicine is used to lower uric acid not for fibromyalgia--if fibro is her DX she needs to try other meds. ...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

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Can. 3 mg of colchicine in the a.m. and. 3 mg in the p.m. be enough to treat pericarditis w/ sm effusion? I was feeling better for 2days but not now

Colchicine AND peric: You must have a cardiologist, have serial ECHOS, and verify that the therapy is working.
Is very important to now the cause of the pericarditis; infection= antibiotics.
Autoimmune= you can use it, but together with other anti-inflammatory medications.
In patients with acute pericarditis, colchicine, when added to conventional antiinflammatory therapy, significantly reduced the rate of ...Read more

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Is it ok to take colchicine 3 times a week foor three weeks?

Colchicine dosage: First I hope you are not self medicating, and that you have a prescription, whereas dosage and adminstration instructions should have already been given. It is not clear what exactly you are taking it for and at what dosage you have. I would therefore consult with the prescriber so you are clear. ...Read more

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Does colchicine help with gout?

Yes: Colchicine can reduce pain during flares, and can be used to prevent flares while starting a medicine to lower uric acid, the chemical that causes gout. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from taking colchicine longterm?

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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I have been using colchicine for gout and is not working flr me?

I have been using colchicine for gout and is not working flr me?

For pain? Preventio?: If Colchicine doesn't control pain, may need to add anti-inflammatory (nsaid like indomethacin, or prednisone). To prevent flares, diet changes and medicines that lower uric acid are helpful. ...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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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