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Will colcrys 0.6 help get rid of pericarditis?

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Marvell 19 Apr 2012

Colcry's won't treat pericarditis at all, it is not indicated for that.

Colcrys (colchicine) affects the way the body responds to uric acid crystals, which reduces swelling and pain.

Because colchicine was developed prior to federal regulations requiring FDA review of all marketed drug products, not all uses for colchicine have been approved by the FDA. As of 2009, Colcrys is the only brand of colchicine that has been approved by the FDA.

The Colcrys brand of colchicine is FDA-approved to treat gout in adults, and to treat a genetic condition called Familial Mediterranean Fever in adults and children who are at least 4 years old.

Generic forms of colchicine have been used to treat or prevent attacks of gout, or to treat symptoms of Behcets syndrome (such as swelling, redness, warmth, and pain).

Colchicine is not a cure for gouty arthritis or Behcets syndrome, and it will not prevent these diseases from progressing. Colcrys should not be used as a routine pain medication for other conditions.

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Liz930 3 Nov 2012

Although Colcrys is not used as a primary drug for treating pericarditis, it may be used along with Prednisone and a NSAID to treat it. If one has taken Prednisone to treat pericarditis and has difficulty reducing the dose without symptoms recurring, the Clinic recommends taking Colcrys and a NASAID while very slowly reducing the Prednisone over time. For further information about this, go to the Cleveland Clinic website and read the archived webchat for "Pericarditis." I think the last webchat on this subject was held in July or August in 2012. A Clinic nurse is also available to answer questions; this link might be on the Clinic homepage but if not, you could use the "Search" function for the website. The Nurse does not prescribe or diagnose, but s/he can give you pertinent information. Good luck! It has taken me a year to slowly wean off Prednisone without recurrence of symptoms of Pericarditis, but I have done so successfully.

Marvell 5 Nov 2012

Thanks a lot for the new information.

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