it is used to treat gout.
Colcrys (colchicine) is a prescription medication approved for both preventing and treating gout attacks and for treating familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Colcrys is the only colchicine medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The safety angle of the med would be addressed by an professional - doc/pharmacist, please take care & be well.
My husband has been on colcrys for several months. He is now in the hospital because it is affecting the muscles in his body. I have read that this can be one of the SEVER side affects. It does not affect everey one this way. If you start getting sever muscle cramps PLEASE tell your doctor right away. My husband is one who does not like to go to the doctor so he was dealing with it for a few months before they put him in he hospital. They have removed him from colcrys and are leaving him on ULORIC which is controlling it very well. It is more expensive and it can take your provider some time to OK it. Just be aware if you start having the muscle craps in your chest, neck and arms. This is where his started. I do not want to worry anyone. I guess his is not a usual case.
- Colcrys Information for Consumers
- Colcrys Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Colcrys (detailed)
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