Drug name: Colcrys
Colcrys generic name: Colchicine
Strength: Colcrys 0.6mg
What does Colcrys do?
This medication uses include flares, which are gout episodes. This medication is also used to treat a variety of hereditary disorders. When the bloodstream accumulates too much uric acid, crystals develop in the joints, producing gout. These crystals have a high potential for causing a great deal of discomfort. The most afflicted joints are the large toes, ankles, and knees. This medication has a lot of different applications.
This medication helps to decrease edema and crystal formation in joints. It can also protect the chest, abdomen, and joints from assaults from some hereditary illnesses. This drug reduces the body’s synthesis of Amyloid A, which accumulates abnormally in patients with Familial Mediterranean Disease.
This medicine is taken by mouth. This medication dosage is determined on your medical condition, other drugs, diet, and response. If you do not follow your medication exactly as directed by your prescribing doctor, severe adverse effects may result.
Colcrys for gout
Take the first dose of Colcrys as soon as you see the first signs of gout, then a smaller dose an hour later. In a single hour, do not exceed 1.8mg. Before taking any more, check with your prescribing doctor to see if it’s safe to take more. If you’re taking Gout-prevention or pericarditis medication, ask your providing doctor for a dosage regimen.
Take a daily dosage of 1.2mg to 2.4mg for Familial Mediterranean Fever. This medicine can be taken in one or two doses. Your prescribing doctor may lower your dose while still managing your symptoms to reduce adverse effects. Always remember to take this prescription at the same time(s).
While using this medicine, you should avoid drinking alcohol since it reduces its efficacy. Colcrys aids in the absorption of certain minerals and meals, such as vitamin B12. The capacity to father children may be harmed if this drug reduces the generation of sperm. When beginning or while taking Colcrys, check with your doctor before starting, stopping, or changing the dose of any medicines.
Muscle weakness and/or discomfort, as well as numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes, are more common in older people. If you’ve ever had kidney or liver issues, let your doctor know.
If used while pregnant, Colcrys may cause problems for the baby. It can also be found in breast milk, although it is unlikely to affect breastfeeding babies. Consult your prescribing doctor about the dangers; this medicine may be temporarily stopped if you’re pregnant or nursing.
Some possible interactions for Colcrys include:
- Azole antifungals
- HIV medication
- Macrolide antibiotics
Certain interactions with Colcrys might result in significant, even deadly, muscular injury, which can lead to renal issues. It can potentially skew lab findings.
Colcrys Side Effects:
- Abdominal pain
- Unusual bleeding/bruising
- Muscle weakness/pain
- Numbness/tingling in fingers/toes
- Pale/gray lips/tongue/palms
- Unusual weakness/tiredness
- Fast heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Kidney problems
- Allergic reaction