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Colchicine

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Colchicine is an alkaloid prepared from the dried corns and seeds of Colchicum autumnale, the autumn crocus or meadow saffron. It is a pale yellow powder soluble in water in 1:25 dilution.

Colchicine Tablets, USP are oral anti-inflammatory agents supplied in two dosage strengths 0.5 mg (l/120 gr) and 0.6 mg (l/100 gr). The chemical name for colchicine is (S) N-(5,6,7,9-tetrahydro- 1,2,3, IO-tetramethoxy-9-oxobenzo [alpha] heptaien-7-yl) acetamide.

Inactive Ingredients

0.5 mg tablet: Calcium carbonate, confectioner†s sugar (contains corn starch), D& C Yellow No. 10, dextrin, stearic acid, sucrose and talc.

0.6 mg tablet: Acacia, corn starch, D& C Yellow No. 10, lactose, stearic acid and talc.

What are the precautions when taking colchicine (Colchicine)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, liver problems (such as cirrhosis).

Alcohol can decrease this drug's effectiveness. Limit alcohol while taking this drug.

This medication can affect how well your body absorbs some foods and nutrients (such as vitamin B12). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 10/4/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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