What Is It?: This is an anti-gout drug that has many pharmacologic effects.
How To Use: Usually given by mouth. May be mixed with food.
Possible Side Effects: GI upset (may be a sign of toxicity) including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. If these occur contact the doctor before continuing this medicine.
Warning: Colchicine has caused birth defects and other problems in animal studies.
Storage: Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules and tablets may be stored at room temperature. Some liquids should be stored in the refrigerator (see the prescription label.) Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Note: If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.