Colchicine

In the US, Colchicine (colchicine systemic) is a member of the drug class antigout agents and is used to treat Amyloidosis, Aphthous Stomatitis - Recurrent, Behcet's Disease, Biliary Cirrhosis, Constipation - Chronic, Familial Mediterranean Fever, Fibromatosis, Gout - Acute, Gout - Prophylaxis, Linear IgA Disease, Pseudogout - Prophylaxis, Sarcoidosis and Sweet's Syndrome.

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Scheme

USAN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

M04AC01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000064-86-8

Chemical Formula

C22-H25-N-O6

Molecular Weight

399

Therapeutic Category

Treatment of gout

Chemical Names

(S)N-(5,6,7,9-tetrahydro-1,2,3,10-tetramethyoxy-9-oxobenzo[α]heptalen-7-yl)acetamide

Acetamide, N-(5,6,7,9-tetrahydro-1,2,3,10-tetramethoxy-9-oxobenzo[a]heptalen-7-yl)-, (S)-

Foreign Names

  • Colchicinum (Latin)
  • Colchicin (German)
  • Colchicine (French)

Generic Names

  • Colchicine (OS: JAN, DCF)
  • Colchicin (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Colchicine (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Colchicine cristallisée (PH: Ph. Franç. X)
  • Colchicinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
DCFDénomination Commune Française
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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