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Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Doubt colchicine: I would doubt that your symptoms are the result of side effects of colchicine. Neurologic toxicities occurs at high doses and issues such as pain and tenderness are likely related to other causes. Why are you on Colchicine in the first place? ...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


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Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Doubt colchicine: I would doubt that your symptoms are the result of side effects of colchicine. Neurologic toxicities occurs at high doses and issues such as pain and tenderness are likely related to other causes. Why are you on Colchicine in the first place? ...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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Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?

Yes: Long-term Colchicine use can lead to liver/kidney toxicity, bone marrow suppression w/ decreased wbcs/thrombocytes/granulo-cytopenia; aplastic anemia; muscle damage; nerve damage, & more. Discuss with your fp/rheumatologist what other options are available to prevent these complications. ...Read more

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I have been taking ibuprofen and colchicine for 2wks & now my AST is elevated to 49. All other hepatic test normal, but I am having right sided pain?

I have been taking ibuprofen  and colchicine  for 2wks & now my AST is elevated to 49. All other hepatic test normal, but I am having right sided pain?

Ibuprofen: Iboprofen can and often does do this. If you're taking this combination for gout, perhaps some other medical approach can be more helpful long-run. Probenecid is old-fashioned but worth considering. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does Colchicine 1mg side effect dizziness , sleepy head , stomach ache ?? Should i stop ? Iam useing since three weeks .

Unusual for this med: The main side effect from Colchicine is diarrhea. This can be followed by the development of anemia. The side effects you are describing are not the typical problems from this medication. Even though these are not the typical side effects if your problems started at the same time you started the medication you should talk to yoU should talk to your doctor about alternatives ...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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Does colchicine help with gout?

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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How does colchicine treat gout ?

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?

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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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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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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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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