Help put out today’s gout attack and prevent tomorrow’s flare with COLCRYS

Gout attacks are unpredictable—they can strike fast and without warning.

COLCRYS has been shown to be effective in treating gout attacks. In a clinical study that used patient self-reporting, COLCRYS reduced the pain of gout attacks for some patients by at least half at 24 hours following the first dose.

Individual results may vary.

COLCRYS helps prevent gout flares

Starting uric acid–lowering medicine may trigger a flare

Gout flares can occur when someone starts taking a uric acid–lowering medicine. As uric acid levels decrease, crystal deposits in the joints begin to break apart. The immune system responds to these moving crystals by causing pain and inflammation.

Fewer gout flares

Patients who took colchicine—the active ingredient in COLCRYS—had fewer gout flares than those who took a placebo (sugar pill)

  • In a 6-month clinical study, patients took either colchicine or a placebo along with allopurinol, a medicine that lowers uric acid levels
  • Gout flares occurred in 33% of colchicine-treated patients compared to 77% of those who took a placebo

COLCRYS does not treat high uric acid levels (the cause of gout), and has not been shown to prevent joint deformities and tissue destruction.

Dan, hypothetical gout patient

Eligible patients could pay as little as $15 for a COLCRYS prescription

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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.