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Popular Brands: : Colchicine, Colcrys, Mitigare
Official FDA Reports36,641
Social Media Events290
Total Posts976
Avg. Review Score3.58/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Colchicine
Brands and Other Names
  • Hikma International Pharmaceuticals Llc
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  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

Colchicine Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Colchicine

Abdominal Discomfort

Probably too early to tell however feeling good so far..At first a sore stomach that lasted about a week.

Source: Colchicine

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Gastrointestinal Disorder

I take 0.6 mg daily, and it's working like a charm! Some GI upset (nausea, diarrhea), but worth it! I've been flare free since starting it, and even my body/joint pain is gone.

Source: Colchicine

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Take it twice a day it makes me nauseous but I take zofran to counter it

Source: Colchicine

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal discomfort

Posted By JC in fdb.rxlist.com on April 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

The old generic version was only about 10 cents a tablet. It worked great but was a LITTLE hard on the stomach. That drug is NOT available any longer and new version is $8.00 a tablet... WTF????

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

works great but insurance company doesn't want me to take it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Inflammation, Confusional state, Diarrhoea, Gait disturbance, Oedema

Posted By reeltress in fdb.rxlist.com on December 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... a day for the first 2 weeks caused severe sudden diarreha but overall I needed to reduce the amount to 2 and then 1 per day..........I took all 60 pills to finally get the pain and its cause which was...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Diarrhoea, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: No side effects on day 1 but no relief from pain either. On day 2 severe diarrhea lasting well into day three when the pain was significantly less Would much rather use colcho...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Severe gout pain behind left big toe! Prescribed just three pills taken within one hour of each other and pain is gone! Worked wonderfully, no side effects felt. Would use again!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Was prescribe this by my Rheumatologist after suffering with gout flare ups for 10 yrs. I had flare ups in multiple joints and this medication has eliminated them in 3 days at 1 tab per day. No side...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Angel Toe in fdb.rxlist.com on September 19, 2014 @ 12:00 am

efore starting this medication, I suffered with painful bouts of gout. I take one tablet daily and now I have relief from gout.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By EMR in fdb.rxlist.com on July 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

The old generic was quickly effective and inexpensive with no side effects for me; I do not find colcrys as effective and suffer because of it; that the generic was eliminated should be challenged.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Gout

Posted By gout it out in fdb.rxlist.com on July 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Worst drug ever, I have never missed a day of work because of gout but missed a day because of the gout medicine. Was not bale to get more than a few feet from a toile

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Diarrhoea

Posted By jlsk in fdb.rxlist.com on May 30, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Yesterday afternoon, I took four tablets (over a period of time (as instructed by doctor). Very early this morning, I began severe diarrhea which has continued to present (mid morning). Don't know wha...

Additional Drug Information

* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.