What is Colcrys?
Colcrys 0.6mg affects the way the body responds to uric acid crystals, which reduces swelling and pain. Because colchicine was developed prior to federal regulations requiring FDA review of all marketed drug products, not all uses for colchicine have been approved by the FDA. As of 2009, Colcrys is the only brand of colchicine that has been approved by the FDA.
Generic forms of colchicine have been used to treat or prevent attacks of gout, or to treat symptoms of Behests syndrome such as swelling, redness, warmth, and pain.
How should I take Colcrys 0.6mg?
- Take Colcrys exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Do not purchase colchicine on the Internet or from vendors outside of the United States. Using this medication improperly or without the advice of a doctor can result in serious side effects or death.
- Colcrys can be taken with or without food.
- To treat a gout attack, for best results take Colcrys at the first sign of the attack. The longer you wait to start taking the medication, the less effective it may be.
- You may need to take a second lower dose of Colcrys 1 hour after the first dose if you still have gout pain. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
- Your dose will depend on the reason you are taking this medicine. Colchicine doses for gout and Mediterranean fever are different.
Side Effects Colcrys 0.6mg
- Muscle pain or Weakness;
- Mumbness or tingly feeling in your fingers or toes;
- Pale or gray appearance of your lips, tongue, or hands;
- Severe or ongoing vomiting or diarrhea;
- Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
- Easy bruising, unusual bleeding, feeling weak or tired.
Common Colcrys side effects may include:
- Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach pain