Drug interactions between colchicine / probenecid and probenecid
Interactions between your drugs
colchicine / probenecid
- Colchicine / probenecid is in the drug class antigout agents.
- Colchicine / probenecid is used to treat Gouty Arthritis.
- Probenecid is a member of the drug class antigout agents.
- Probenecid is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: colchicine / probenecid
Drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice can increase your blood levels of colchicine to dangerous levels. You should avoid the consumption of grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with colchicine. Let your doctor know if you experience abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, and/or numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, as these may be early symptoms of colchicine toxicity.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'anti-gout agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'anti-gout agents' category:
- probenecid (active ingredient in colchicine/probenecid)
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.