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Are there any side effects from taking colchicine longterm?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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