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Colchicine Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with colchicine:


Colchicine (Includes Colchicine) ↔ Dic

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Colchicine should be used with caution in patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation. Debilitated patients have an increased risk of developing colchicine toxicity.


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  2. "Product Information. Colchicine (colchicine)." Lilly, Eli and Company, Indianapolis, IN.

Colchicine (Includes Colchicine) ↔ Liver Disease

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

The clearance of colchicine may be significantly reduced and plasma half-life prolonged in patients with chronic hepatic impairment compared to healthy subject. No pharmacokinetic data are available for patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh C). Caution is recommended when prescribing colchicine to these patients.


  1. Warnes TW, Smith A, Lee FI, Haboubi NY, Johnson PJ, Hunt L "A controlled trial of colchicine in primary biliary cirrhosis. Trial design and preliminary report." J Hepatol 5 (1987): 1-7
  2. Kocak N, Yuce A, Gurakan F, Ozen H, Gogus S, Kale G, Caglar M "Colchicine in the treatment of hepatic fibrosis in children." Am J Gastroenterol 91 (1996): 179-80
  3. Stanley MW, Taurog JD, Snover DC "Fatal colchicine toxicity: report of a case." Clin Exp Rheumatol 2 (1984): 167-71
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colchicine drug Interactions

There are 365 drug interactions with colchicine

colchicine alcohol/food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with colchicine

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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