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Drug information on Colchicindon (Colchicine) from Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (Alidac)


Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (Alidac)
Generic : Colchicine
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Colchicine

Colchicine generic Colchicindon is an anti-gout agent, prescribed for gout or gouty arthritis. Colchicindon reduces swelling and pain. The medication is also used to treat Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) in adults and children aged above 4 years. FMF is a genetic condition in which, the patient experiences recurrent episodes of accompanied by pain in the abdomen, chest, or joints.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Colchicindon may be prescribed

Side effects of Colchicindon

   Severe effects : Bone marrow depression.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach discomfort.

   Blood : Decreased white blood cells.

   Others : Rash, fever, sore throat and unusual bleeding or bruising.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

For preventing gouty arthritis in adults and adolescents older than 16 years of age: one or two 0.6 mg tablets.
For treating Gout Flares: 1.2 mg followed by 0.6 mg (one tablet) one hour later
For FMF: 0.3 to 1.8 mg

How to use Colchicindon?

It comes as a tablet or capsule to be taken by mouth with or without food.

When is Colchicindon not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe gastrointestinal, liver, kidney and heart diseases and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Colchicindon

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorder, stomach or bowel problems, heart, liver or kidney problems, underwent dialysis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children less than 4 years, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• Avoid excess dosage.

• Avoid contact with people who have infections.

• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

• Monitor complete blood cell counts, kidney function and liver function regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Colchicindon

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Colchicindon

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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