Colcrys (Colchicine) is a medication used to treat gout. We currently offer it in 0.6mg tablets. It is a prescription medication that is mostly used to traet gout attacks (flares). Gout attacks or flares develop fairly quickly and often involve more than one joint. Pain in the joints are caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. At certain levels the uric acid turns into hard crystals, which is what causes the pain. Colcrys or its generic equivalent (Colchicine) works by reducing the build-up of the crystals and decreasing swelling.
Less often, Colcrys is also used to treat familial Mediterranean fever.
The recommended dosage of COLCRYS for prophylaxis of gout flares for adults and adolescents older than 16 years of age is 0.6 mg once or twice daily. The maximum recommended dose for prophylaxis of gout flares is 1.2 mg/day. An increase in gout flares may occur after initiation of uric acid-lowering therapy, including pegloticase, febuxostat and allopurinol, due to changing serum uric acid levels resulting in mobilization of urate from tissue deposits. COLCRYS is recommended upon initiation of gout flare prophylaxis with uric acid-lowering therapy. Prophylactic therapy may be beneficial for at least the first six months of uric acid-lowering therapy.
Before using this medication, it is recommended you inform your doctor of:
* This medication can effect:
As with most medication, Colcrys has some side effects. Serious side effects should always be communicated to your doctor although its best to discuss any side effects that may occur.
More Serious Side Effects Include:
This is not an exhaustuve list. Call you doctor for medical advice for all side effects.