Colcrys (colchicine) is used to treat joint pain and swelling due to attacks of gouty arthritis, and familial Mediterranean fever. Colchicine is more popular than other colchicum alkaloids. It is available in brand and generic versions.
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Colcrys Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need periodic blood checks.
Alcohol can increase the chance of getting stomach problems and gout attacks. Do not drink alcohol.
This medicine may cause a decrease in vitamin B12. You should make sure that you get enough vitamin B12 while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
burning, "crawling", or tingling feeling in the skin
difficulty with breathing when exercising
fever with or without chills
large, hive-like swellings on the face, eyelids, mouth, lips, or tongue
numbness in the fingers or toes (usually mild)
peeling of the skin
pinpoint red spots on the skin
skin rash or hives
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
loss of appetite
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.