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Colchicine




Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

INDICATIONS

Colchicine capsules are indicated for prophylaxis of gout flares in adults.

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

Gout Prophylaxis

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.

HOW SUPPLIED

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

How Supplied

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

Storage

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 2015

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/31/2016

Indications
Dosage
How Supplied

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