- Colcrys is a prescription medicine used to: prevent and treat gout flares in adults.
- Seek urgent medical help if you have allergic reactions due to the use of colcrys. Allergic reaction signs may include trouble breathing, hives, swelling of your face, throat, lips, or tongue.
- Common side effects of colcrys may include nausea; stomach pain, vomiting; diarrhea; loss of appetite; or hair loss or thinning of hair.
- Take colcrys precisely as per the doctor's prescription. Read carefully and follow all the directions on the medication guides and prescription labels. Never take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than prescribed. You can take colcrys with or without food.
- Improper use of this medicine without a doctor's advice can result in severe side effects, or death could occur. Your dosage will depend upon the reason you are taking this medication. Colchicine doses for familial Mediterranean fever and gout are different.
- In treating a gout attack, take colcrys at the sign of the first attack for best results. To longer you wait to start taking colcrys, the less effective it may get. There are chances that you need to take a second dose of this medicine one hour after the first dose if you still suffer from gout pain. Follow your doctor's directions regarding this case.
- Never stop taking Colcrys without your doctor's consultation, even if you feel fine.