"The study's key findings were that patients with gout who used colchicine had fewer CV events and lower all-cause mortality than similar patients with gout whose treatment did not include colchicine, said lead author Daniel H. Solomon, MD, MPH, f"...
Limitations of use: The safety and effectiveness of colchicine capsules for acute treatment of gout flares during prophylaxis has not been studied.
Colchicine capsules are not an analgesic medication and should not be used to treat pain from other causes.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
For prophylaxis of gout flares, the recommended dosage of colchicine capsules is 0.6 mg once or twice daily. The maximum dose is 1.2 mg per day.
Colchicine capsules are administered orally, without regard to meals.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
0.6 mg capsules - No. 4 Dark Blue/Light Blue Hard Gelatin Capsules printed “West-ward 118” in white ink.
Storage And Handling
Colchicine capsules, 0.6 mg are No. 4 Dark Blue/Light Blue Hard Gelatin Capsules printed “Westward 118” in white ink.
Bottles of 100 capsules
Bottles of 1000 capsules
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Protect from light and moisture.
Manufactured by: West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. Eatontown, NJ 07724. Revised: Dec 2015This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/14/2017
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