What is Colgout (Colchicine) used for?
Colgout (Colchicine) is an oral medication prescribed to treat or prevent gout attacks. The medicine reduces the body's reaction to uric acid crystals to prevent swelling, pain, or irritation that is caused by this condition. This action may also make it useful for treating the symptoms of Behcets syndrome. Your physician may prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Colgout (Colchicine)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Colgout (Colchicine) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken at each dosage, but the correct regimen can vary widely depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Colgout (Colchicine)?
Side effects that may occur in patients using Colgout (Colchicine) include:
Tell your physician immediately if any symptoms worry you or if more serious side effects appear such as severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, muscle pain, flu symptoms, intense fatigue, grayness of the lips, tingling sensations, sensitive skin, bloody urine, or urinary retention. These conditions may require emergency medical attention or alterations to your dosage to prevent further health complications.
Do not begin using Colgoug (Colchicine) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have an abnormal blood cell count. Also inform your physician if you have gastrointestinal conditions, heart disease, liver disease, or kidney disease as these may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your dosage to prevent potential complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Colgout (Colchicine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.