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COLCRYS has been shown to reduce gout attack pain—in some patients at 24 hours after the first dose.

Individual results may vary.

Dosing at the first sign of attack

2 tablets at first sign of attack, plus 1 tablet 1 hour later
  • Be sure to take COLCRYS exactly as directed by your doctor
  • COLCRYS may be taken with or without food

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may also interact and should not be consumed during COLCRYS treatment

If you have conditions such as kidney or liver problems, or are taking certain medicines, your doctor will need to adjust your COLCRYS dosage.

COLCRYS dosing up to 3 tablets for gout attack pain

  • The highest recommended dose for gout attacks is 3 tablets over a 1-hour period
  • COLCRYS can cause side effects in some people. The most common side effects include diarrhea (23%) and throat pain (3%)

For complete information about the side effects of COLCRYS, see Safety Profile & Side Effects.

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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 www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.