Compare Benemid vs. Colcrys

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Benemid
(Probenecid)

Colcrys
(Colchicine)

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.
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Side effects
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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%
More Colcrys side effects »
How it works
BenemidColcrys
Coming soon.Colcrys (Colchicine) is a second choice antigout medication that prevents acute gout attacks by reducing inflammation.
Type of medication
BenemidColcrys
Coming soon.
AntigoutPrescription only
Available as
BenemidColcrys
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
BenemidColcrys
  • Antibiotic therapy; Adjunct Gonorrhea
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Coming soon.
        Detailed Colcrys (Colchicine) risks & warnings »
        Pregnancy category
        BenemidColcrys
        BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

        Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

        See the FDA package insert
        CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        See the FDA package insert
        Alcohol
        No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
        Food
        No specific food-related info.
        • Take it with or without food.
        Kidneys and liver
        No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
        • 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.
        Sex
        No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
        Sleep
        No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
        Weight
        No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
        Upsides and benefits
        BenemidColcrys
        Coming soon.
        • 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
        BenemidColcrys
        Coming soon.
        • 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
        BenemidColcrys
        Coming soon.
        • 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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