Fitness Tips

Preventing Gout: Fitness Tips

Exercise, or getting yourself physically fit, is just one of the things you can do.

  • One of exercise’s benefits is that it may help you maintain a healthy body weight. Being overweight, or obese, increases the risk of gout.
  • Talk to your healthcare professional about how exercise can be a part of your overall gout treatment plan.

Tips for getting off to a smart start

It's smart to talk with your doctor before you start any new exercise program. Here are some training tips to get you going:

  • Go for a walk: Outside in a park, or inside on a treadmill, a good, vigorous walk is one of the best ways to start fit and stay fit. Strive for 30 minutes, 5 times a week.
  • Start slow, but keep going: There's no reason to overdo it. But there's every reason to keep exercising. So, take it easy at first, and slowly increase your level of exercise.
  • Track your progress: Keep tabs on your time and try to do a little better each day: you may see an improvement.
  • Get a partner or a program: Are you a people person? You may be more likely to stay with your program if you have a work out partner, or a group at a nearby gym.
  • Pick a regular time: If you set aside a scheduled time every day that is dedicated to exercise, it may become a healthy habit for life.

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Important Safety Information for COLCRYS (colchicine, USP)

  • COLCRYS can cause serious side effects or death if levels of COLCRYS are too high in your body. Taking certain medicines with COLCRYS can cause your level of COLCRYS to be too high, even at recommended doses, especially if you have kidney or liver problems.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions and all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, and if you consume grapefruit juice.
  • Fatal overdoses, both accidental and intentional, have been reported in adults and children who have ingested colchicine. Keep COLCRYS out of the reach of children.
  • COLCRYS can also cause serious muscle problems and blood disorders even when taken as directed. You have a higher chance for muscle problems if you are elderly, are taking certain other medicines with COLCRYS, or have kidney problems.
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
  • The most common side effects in people who have gout flares are diarrhea (23%) and throat pain (3%).


COLCRYS (colchicine, USP) 0.6 mg tablet is a prescription medicine used in adults to prevent and treat gout flares.

COLCRYS is not a pain medicine and should not be taken to treat pain related to other conditions.

Individual results may vary.

Please see the complete Prescribing Information and Medication Guide and talk to your healthcare professional.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.