COLCRYS- colchicine tablet, film coated
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Read the Medication Guide that comes with COLCRYS before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. You and your healthcare provider should talk about COLCRYS when you start taking it and at regular checkups.
What is the most important information that I should know about COLCRYS?
COLCRYS can cause serious side effects or death if levels of COLCRYS are too high in your body.
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if you take any of the medicines listed above. This is not a complete list of all the medicines that can interact with COLCRYS.
What is COLCRYS?
COLCRYS is a prescription medicine used to:
COLCRYS is not a pain medicine, and it should not be taken to treat pain related to other conditions unless specifically prescribed for those conditions.
Who should not take COLCRYS?
Do not take COLCRYS if you have liver or kidney problems and you take certain other medicines. Serious side effects, including death, have been reported in these patients even when taken as directed. See "What is the most important information that I should know about COLCRYS?"
What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting COLCRYS?
See "What is the most important information that I should know about COLCRYS?"
Before you take COLCRYS, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including ones that you may only be taking for a short time, such as antibiotics. See "What is the most important information that I should know about COLCRYS?" Do not start a new medicine without talking to your healthcare provider.
Using COLCRYS with certain other medicines, such as cholesterol-lowering medications and digoxin, can affect each other, causing serious side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to change your dose of COLCRYS. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether the medications you are taking might interact with COLCRYS and what side effects to look for.
How should I take COLCRYS?
What should I avoid while taking COLCRYS?
What are the possible side effects of COLCRYS?
COLCRYS can cause serious side effects or even cause death. See "What is the most important information that I should know about COLCRYS?"
Get medical help right away if you have:
Gout Flares: The most common side effect of COLCRYS in people who have gout flares is diarrhea.
FMF: The most common side effects of COLCRYS in people who have FMF are abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all of the possible side effects of COLCRYS. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store COLCRYS?
Keep COLCRYS and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General Information about COLCRYS
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use COLCRYS for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give COLCRYS to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about COLCRYS. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about COLCRYS that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information, go to www.COLCRYS.com or call 1-877-825-3327.
What are the ingredients in COLCRYS?
Active Ingredient: colchicine.
Inactive Ingredients: carnauba wax, FD&C blue #2, FD&C red #40, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide and triacetin.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Deerfield, IL 60015
Revised: November 2012
COLCRYS is a trademark of Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and used under license by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
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