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Coming soon.Prevents and treats gout. Colcrys (Colchicine) is a second-choice treatment for gout attacks. Be careful how much you use since it causes a lot of side effects.
How it works
Coming soon.Colcrys (Colchicine) is a second choice antigout medication that prevents acute gout attacks by reducing inflammation.
Type of medication
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AntigoutPrescription only
Available as
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Used for (click to learn more)
  • Antibiotic therapy; Adjunct Gonorrhea
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Side effects

We haven’t found good data for Benemid side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Benemid »
  • Gastrointestinal disorders 6%
  • Gout 2%
  • Metabolic and nutrition disorders 1%
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Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
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No specific food-related info.
  • Take it with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
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  • Doses needs to be adjusted if you have kidney or liver problems.
  • People on Colcrys (Colchicine) have reported muscle pain which can lead to muscle and kidney damage. This has been very rare. Talk to your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, weakness, or a fever and you don't know why.
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Upsides and benefits
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  • Is an antigout medication that has anti-inflammatory properties to help treat sudden gout attacks.
  • Lowers the risk of sudden gout attacks when taken as prescribed to prevent gout attacks.
  • Also treats Familial Mediterranean Fever.
Downsides and risks
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  • Doesn't work as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids to treat gout attacks.
  • Taking too much can cause serious side effects.
  • Doses needs to be adjusted if you have kidney or liver problems.
  • Doesn't have the ability to ease or treat pain.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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  • Take it with or without food.
  • At the first sign of a gout attack, take two tablets. Don't take more than three tablets a day in order to avoid serious side effects.
  • Wait at least 3 days before another using Colcrys (Colchicine) again.
  • Almost all people experience some nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea after taking Colcrys (Colchicine).
  • Let your doctor know of any serious nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or if you have tingling in your fingers or toes.
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