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User Reviews for Colcrys

Colcrys has an average rating of 7.9 out of 10 from a total of 23 ratings on Drugs.com. 74% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 17% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Gout, Acute  
7.7
20 reviews 85 medications
Familial Mediterranean Fever  
9.5
2 reviews 2 medications
Gout, Prophylaxis  
9.0
1 reviews 2 medications
Summary of Colcrys reviews 7.9 23 reviews

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Reviews for Colcrys

kcjh216 April 17, 2014

For Gout, Acute: “I like to say Colcrys 0.6 is THE BEST. I got the prescription barely yesterday and just about 8 hrs later I was without pain on my ankles and my burning disappeared, I was able to sleep. After being unable to sleep for 3 consecutive days. Thanks to this wonderful medication I was able to sleep last night and able to workout. As for side effects only soft stools but nothing extreme. DEFINITELY I RATHER DEAL WITH SOFT STOOL THAN DEALING WITH ALL THAT BURNING AND PAIN ON MY FEET! I truly regret not taking this medicine since 6 yrs ago. I just did not know I sadly have gout. GLADLY NOW I FOUND COLCRYS.”

10 / 10
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Budnotweiser November 3, 2016

For Gout, Acute: “Hello everybody i have chronic gout and osteoarthritis had it for 15 years and am going thru a bad gout attack today right ankle joint feels like somebody busted a empty bottle and broken glass inside my cartilage it is the most pain imagined not even 30 mg hydrocodone helps ,this is my 40th or so attacks in my life lost count. main cause for me was uric acid caused by drinking beer for many years i never learned .yea i took just about everything from several meds indomethacin,diflonec,allopurinol curently and today colcrys x3 pills which will knock it out here in about few hours ,drink plenty water and yea diarrea to flush out comes with it ,i have cut out drinking for over 6 weeks and just one six pack one day and Bamm!!full blown gout”

10 / 10
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Uncle201 · Taken for less than 1 month September 11, 2013

For Gout, Acute: “Urgent care Doc gave me Colcrys and Voltaren for a flare up in my kneee. First flare ever in knee, wow, I thought it was bad in the foot, but it's nothing compared to the knee! The doctor gave me a 3 day supply, buy the end of day 1 I was at least 75% better, by the end of day two no pain. This worked wonders for me, good luck to you.”

10 / 10
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FMF since 1978 April 14, 2019

For Familial Mediterranean Fever: “I used to take generic colchicine (since 1980). The Westward brand upset my stomach the least--tho if I missed a dose, I'd have an FMF (familial mediterranean fever) flare. So I'd taken it for years. Then Mutual/Takeda put colchicine--active ingredient from the Autumn Crocus (which dates back to Pharonic times) through the FDA process and took advantage of the Orphan Exclusivity Drug act because it's used for a rare disease--as well as to treat gout--to have a corner on the market for 7 years. The price went up immensely--it used to cost me $15 for 180 pills (three month supply) and it went up to $350/mo with Takeda's Colchrys. The Takeda product really upset my digestive system. I switched to a Turkish product ($3 for 50 pills--take 2 daily) and have also tried the Mexican brand ($3 for 20 days worth). I feel much better using both of these than the Colcrys or the generic Colcrys (also by Takeda). Colchicine is very helpful for FMF--but the shenanigans by Mutual and Takeda screwed the FMF patient.”

10 / 10
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Jxnray7 · Taken for less than 1 month September 30, 2016

For Gout, Acute: “Had a bad flare up of gout in my let foot. Dr. prescribed Colcrys and after three days I had no relief from the pain, swelling or burning, but I did have terrible nausea and diahrrea. Doctor then switched me to Indomethacine and within hours the pain started to subside. Now, two days later, I'm about 80% back to normal.”

1 / 10
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Danny, Florida December 21, 2011

For Gout, Acute: “I have had 2 gout attacks in the last 3 months. For my most recent attack (and the worst I've ever had) I got virtually no relief from using Colcrys. I took the first 2 days of pills, but no improvement. I switched to Indocin, and have had about 50% relief overnight and getting better still. The original colchicine was good and acted quickly, but something is very different about Colcrys. I won't take it again for gout attacks.”

2 / 10
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gyro · Taken for less than 1 month November 1, 2012

For Gout, Acute: “This medication worked for my first acute gout flare, although I was prescribed a low dose 0.3 twice a day because of it's toxic property. Later I discovered 1.2 for first dose then 0.6 an hour later then prophylactic use until flare up was under control. The side effects where mainly bowl related. It was probably a good idea to start with a low dose, but did not get relief until I had to start the dose over with 1.2 then 0.6.”

8 / 10
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Mcnewg · Taken for less than 1 month February 2, 2014

For Gout, Acute: “This is my second gout attack I have taken Colcrys with. First was my right wrist and second my right toes. I have gotten along well with 0.6mg taken once a day. Only side effect I have noticed was more solid stools. I noticed pain relief within the first day. I did take a pain pill as well with my toe flare up but swelling did start to go down after first day on Colcrys. It works for me.”

9 / 10
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mozak · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 25, 2015

For Gout, Acute: “I had a severe gout attack on my left wrist the pain was so bad I thought I was going to pass out. My Dr. prescribed Colcrys 0.6 mg 3 times a day. By the time I took the 2nd pill the swelling started to go down and I had enough mobility to perform my job, operating a train.”

10 / 10
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apeach_4u2 November 13, 2011

For Gout, Acute: “Gout is so painful. After first doses of Colcrys had immediate relief. I had fallen on my knee and was being treated for osteoarthritis with no relief. Went to arthritis doctor who told me it was gout in my knee. Went on Colcyrs and I can walk again.”

10 / 10
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rossmurry September 8, 2012

For Gout, Acute: “My doctor put me on Indomethacin during a Gout attack. She said that taking Colcrys during a flare up can dislodge uric acid crystals from other parts of the body, which can end up in the affected area, making it worse. After 13 days I am on Colcrys. A little bit of upset stomach, but I will trade it for the pain any day. Manufacturer has printable coupons and voucher to help with the cost. Good luck.”

9 / 10
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JD Hall September 11, 2017

For Gout, Acute: “I get flare ups of gout, almost always in the largest toe joint sometimes often, and then not for months. But I ALWAYS have an 11 pill series of Colcrys with me. I don't travel ANYWHERE without it and my indomethicin. 4 pills the 1st day, then one a day for 7 days. The pain is better after the 1st pill, less the second day and usually I can put a shoe on, walk and drive on day 3. I suffered for years before I found out about colcrys, and spent many attacks in horrible pain, in the military, where all I could do was lace up my combat boots and soldier on. I tried the "home remedies" with NO relief.”

9 / 10
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Cody21 · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 4, 2013

For Gout, Acute: “I get about 2-3 flare ups per year, always in the side of my big toe(s). Dr. prescribed Colcrys 0.6 mg - I honestly don't get any relief that I can tell from this medication. I take 1 every hour for a max of 3 pills over 3 hours ... Seems like the ONLY relief I can get is by flushing my body with tons of water - which can take 3-4 days.”

2 / 10
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Freak 68 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 5, 2013

For Gout, Acute: “Have been on Uloric for 4 months. Getting flare ups in knee (which Doc says will go away in another month or so). Colcrys has terrible side effects but gets the job done on the pain immediately. Is a trade off I have to make for a while.”

10 / 10
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CHarles 116 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 19, 2015

For Gout, Acute: “After 60 days I saw ZERO improvement. My big right toe is as enlarged as ever. I am grateful, from what I read, that I never had any pain. For this price for a generic, no less., I have to seriously consider having my doctor move me on to another treatment.”

1 / 10
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Vampyr May 25, 2013

For Gout, Acute: “after two days of severe pain and visit to doctor, blood work and x-ray came up with problem. never had any type of gout/arthritis related problem before. crystals were found on my wrist. after two days of taking colcrys, Wrist is still stiff and hurting but pain is bearable.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous December 25, 2009

For Gout, Acute: “Reduced initial pain extremely fast. 3 days later had mildly loose stools, slightly crampy stomach.”

9 / 10
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Dellap · Taken for less than 1 month October 15, 2016

For Gout, Acute: “I have suffered with an acute gout attack for the first time and my doctor gave me Colcrys. I am nearly pain free in less than 24 hours. I wish I hadn't waited so long to go to the doctor.”

10 / 10
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cheftomass July 7, 2013

For Gout, Acute: “Immediate relief. No upset stomach, no numbing of fingers, just sweet relief. I took .06 at onset and .06 eight hours later, pain gone in about 20 hours. ”

10 / 10
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saschbacher July 20, 2011

For Gout, Acute: “Colcrys, has helped my Gout, but it has also raised my ALT, AST. Plus, I am experiencing burning, itching, numbness in both of my hands. I see my Rheumatologist tomorrow.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 11, 2011

For Gout, Acute: “I get several gout attacks a year. Less side effects but also not as fast acting as Colchicine was. Taking more Colcry over several days to obtain relief then when I was taking Colchicine.”

7 / 10
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WJR1989 June 16, 2015

For Gout, Prophylaxis: “Used early right after flare up, works pretty quickly”

9 / 10
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Anonymous March 20, 2012

For Familial Mediterranean Fever: “Pain and fatigue has been greatly reduced as compared to generic colchicine.”

9 / 10
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