Colchicine is used for treating and preventing pain associated with gouty arthritis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Use Colchicine as directed by your doctor. Take Colchicine by mouth with or without food. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you use Colchicine. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Colchicine. Drug Class and Mechanism Colchicine is an anti-gout agent. It works by decreasing inflammation. If you miss a dose of Colchicine and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Store Colchicine at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Colchicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Medically reviewed by: Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 15.08.2022