COLCHICINE- colchicine capsule
Colchicine (kol' chi seen) Capsules
What is the most important information I should know about colchicine capsules?
Colchicine capsules can cause serious side effects or death if levels of colchicine are too high in your body.
What are colchicine capsules?
Colchicine capsules are a prescription medication used to prevent gout flares in adults.
It is not known if colchicine capsules are safe and effective for the treatment of:
Colchicine capsules are not a pain medicine and it should not be taken to treat pain related to other conditions unless specifically for those conditions.
It is not known if colchicine capsules are safe and effective in children.
Who should not take colchicine capsules?
Do not take colchicine capsules if you have liver and kidney problems and you take certain other medicines. Serious side effects, including death, have been reported in these people even when taken as directed. See “What is the most important information I should know about colchicine capsules?”
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking colchicine capsules?
Before you take colchicine capsules, tell your healthcare provider:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
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 affect colchicine capsules.
How should I take colchicine capsules?
What should I avoid while taking colchicine capsules?
What are the possible side effects of colchicine capsules?
Colchicine capsules can cause serious side effects or death. See “What is the most important information I should know about colchicine capsules?”
Get medical help right away, if you have:
The most common side effects of colchicine capsules include 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 colchicine capsules. 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 colchicine capsules?
Keep colchicine capsules and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of colchicine capsules.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not take colchicine capsules for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give colchicine capsules 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 colchicine capsules. If you would like more information, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about colchicine capsules that is written for health professionals.
For more information, go to www.west-ward.com or call 1-800-962-8364.
What are the ingredients in colchicine capsules?
Active Ingredient: Colchicine
Inactive Ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and sodium starch glycolate. The capsule shell contains gelatin, purified water, titanium dioxide, erythrosine, Brilliant Blue FCF and Quinoline Yellow.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Livonia, MI 48152