COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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Side effects of colchicine

I have been feeling muscle aches and weakness for the past two years. Does colchicine cause any side effects of this kind. I have familial mediteranean fever and take two to  three  of 0.6mg a day. I have done some research online, some...
by Kevin Donikian in los angeles, ca, 11/08/2006

COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet)

COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Colchicine (KOL-chi-seen) Treats gout attacks, gouty arthritis, and other medical problems.

When To Not Use COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to colchicine. Colchicine should not be taken if you have serious heart, liver, or kidney disease, a severe stomach disorder, or a blood disorder.

How Should You Use COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered. Even if you think the medicine is not working, do not stop taking it or take more than your doctor ordered.
  • May be taken with or without food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, skip the missed dose and take your medicine at your usual time.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking colchicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any cancer medicine, medicine to treat an overactive thyroid, Imuran®, chloramphenicol, Cytoxan®, zidovudine, interferon, ganciclovir, flucytosine, or phenylbutazone.

COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have heart, liver, or kidney disease, ulcers or other stomach problems, a blood disorder, or alcoholism.
  • If you have nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea while taking colchicine, stop taking the medicine and call your doctor right away.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.

COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Stomach pain or a burning feeling in the stomach or throat
  • Bloody urine or a sudden decrease in urine amounts
  • Bloody or black tarry stools
  • Numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet
  • Rash, hives, or swelling
  • Fever or sore throat
  • Abnormal bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Hair loss
  • Appetite loss

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COLCHICINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

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David, David - 01/10/2014

Why? Why do you think it is unreasonable for a hrsueteniaod, non-destructive adult dog to be left alone while you are at work until 6pm? If the only people who owned dogs were those who were always home and never left for more than three hours at a time, no one would have a dog. Or at least very few people could afford them. I have two dogs. My husband and I both work full time. We both have to be at work by 7am and we are both out of the house until 4-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I work every other Saturday until 1pm and on weekends when I work my husband works a night shift so is asleep all morning Saturday. I do usually get home at lunch to let them out, but not always (and if the weather is nasty I may not let them out even if I do get home for lunch). They are fine. This was our work schedule when we adopted each of our dogs from rescue. If leaving a dog home alone while you go out to work in order to pay for vet bills, dog food, and housing was such a horrible thing the rescues would not have adopted to us. Your dog may have a really nice life with this family, but I'm sure that she thinks she has a really nice life with you right now even with your recent schedule change. And just because they have a home in the country and a vacation home in France doesn't mean someone will be home with her all day or that she will have a significantly better quality of life with them (how do they afford TWO homes, each in a different country if they're home all day anyway?) If your dog develops behavioral problems from being left alone all day, then it would be wise to consider rehoming the dog. Otherwise, save both yourself and the dog a load of heartache and keep her. You may have to make adjustments. Maybe getting up an hour early to give her a nice morning walk before you go off to work. Or contacting a pet sitter or dog walker to come take her out during the day (or even just a long walk a few times a week). But I see no reason why simply getting a new job with different hours is justification for giving up a dog.