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Are there any side effects for taking colchicine long term?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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