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What is Colcrys used for?

Colcrys is a prescription medicine that is used in adults to prevent and treat gout flares (also known as gouty arthiritis). This condition is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. An attack of gout occurs when uric acid causes inflammation in a joint. This medication is also used to treat symptoms of Behcets syndrome, which include swelling, redness, warmth, and pain.

You can buy the Colchicine generic of Colcrys for online purchase at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the brand-name Colcrys available.


How does Colcrys work?

Colcrys is an oral tablet that contains the active ingredient Colchicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called anti-gout medication. The Colchicine dosage in the medication affects the way the body responds to uric acid crystals, which reduces swelling and pain. Also, the Colchicine dosage in this medication does not cure gout, but it will help prevent gout attacks.

Before taking your prescribed Colcrys dosage, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take the Colcrys dosage orally as directed by your doctor. This medication can be taken with or without food. Do not change or increase your dose without being instructed to by your doctor. 

There are other cases where Colchicine dosage in the Colcrys medication can be used. Follow the doctors instructions on dose and scheduling to ensure a safe and effective treatment .For treating gout take the medication at first signs of an attack. 


This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking your Colcrys dosage . Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to kidney problems, and liver problems. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Colcrys.

Alcohol can decrease the effect of Colcrys. Speak with your doctor about the safe limits of alcohol while using this medication.

Your body may less efficient in how it absorbes nutrients and vitamins like vitamin B12. Speak with your doctor if you are prone to vitamin deficiencies.

The active medical ingredient Colchicine can reduce sperm count in men. Speak with your doctor if you are a male attempting to conceive a child while taking Colcrys.

You should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking Colcrys. Grapefruit can reduce how the medication is absorbed in the body and will decrease the effectiveness.

Side Effects

Colcrys side effects include:

Diarrhea, nausea, cramping, stomach or abdominal pain, muscle pain/pain and numbness/tingling in the fingers or toes, and vomiting.

If any side effects of Colchicine become unmanageable, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing them. For any serious Colcrys side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is colchicine?

Colchicine is the active ingredient found inside Colcrys. What is Colcrys? Colcrys is a prescription medication available in tablet form for oral administration. Each tablet contains 0.6mg of colchicine.


What is colchicine used for?

Colchicine is used to help treat pain and inflammation caused by a few different conditions; it is most commonly used for gout, a widespread arthritic condition, but is also used for a genetic condition called Familial Mediterranean Fever and rare disorder called Behcet’s syndrome.


How does colchicine work?

Conditions like gout are usually caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals inside the joints. Colchicine is able to latch onto certain white blood cells so they are unable to travel to the areas of the body where these uric acid crystals have built up. This causes a disturbance within the inflammatory response which reduces the amount of pain felt by the body.


How long does it take for colchicine to work?

The effects should start within 30 minutes to an hour however you may not necessarily feel pain relief until 48 hours after starting treatment. The exact amount of time for each individual may vary.


Why is colchicine so expensive?

Colchicine can be a costly medication in the United States considering it is only covered by 50% of medicare plans and is considered a preferred medication. But what you might not know is Colchicine can be found at an affordable cost in other countries outside of the United States. You can access these prices at My Drug Center with a valid prescription.  


How long does colchicine stay in your system?

Colchicine has a long half life of roughly 29 hours. This means it will take over 150 hours for it to completely clear out of your system, that’s about 6.5 days.


How to take colchicine for acute gout?

You must follow your doctor’s directions on how to take colchicine. Most doctors recommend taking one tablet 2-4 times per day once a gout attack begins until the pain eases. You should not take more than 12 doses during the course of treatment for a single gout attack.


What are the side effects of colchicine?

Common side effects of colchicine include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea. This is not a complete list of side effects.


Where to buy colchicine?

You can purchase colchicine at most local pharmacies but you may be able to find it at a more affordable price when you buy colchicine online at My Drug Center. We carry colchicine for a low cost of $0.74 per pill, accessible with a valid prescription.

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