COLCHICINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Gout, Acute: “I first was prescribed Colchicine about two years ago after a flare occurred following a 18 hour drive. I woke during the night in severe pain and with swelling and redness. I improved significantly about 24 hours later. So I believe it is safe to say that I responded well to the drug with no serious side effects.”

G Ray (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 16, 2018

For Gout, Acute: “I tolerated great pain for days to avoid taking drugs. But, at some point I take this because the pain becomes unbearable. When ibuprofen alone is not getting the job done, this stuff is awesome and usually only a few doses over a few days is needed.”

dc, Atlanta (taken for less than 1 month) January 3, 2018

For Gout, Acute: “I’m afraid colchicine hasn’t worked at all. I don’t know why the doc didn’t prescribe Indomethacin, which worked for me after a gout attack years ago. After two days I have no relief at all from the knee pain. I will now have to go back to urgent care.”

AlexFromLA (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2017

For Gout, Acute: “Colchicine was very effective when I was 40 to 50yrs old,stops pain in 8 hrs. Now when I take it it causes diarrhoea.”

Jeff shun (taken for less than 1 month) October 31, 2017

For Gout, Acute: “Had gout for the last 20 plus years and found a way to handle it with 100 mg allopurinol and 1 mg colchicine. Had couple of flairs due to crazy off diet meals but uric acid level has been within range and all was under control till I realized that I was taking colchicine for over 20 years !!So I stopped the colchicine and sure enough within one week I had an attack.Bottom point, the solution to my gout is an extended usage of colchicine. How bad is this ?”

Max1956 (taken for 10 years or more) October 21, 2017

For Behcet’s Disease: “I was having severe outbreaks of rashes and canker sores for the last couple of years. After 4 months on it I’ve only had two minor episodes, both never erupted, went away in 24 hours!”

TWR (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 12, 2017

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