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COLCHICINE tablet


  1. Patient Information
  2. Especially Tell Your Healthcare Provider If You Take:
  3. Colchicine Tablets Are A Prescription Medicine Used To:
  4. Who Should Not Take Colchicine Tablets?
  5. Before You Take Colchicine Tablets, Tell Your Healthcare Provider About All Your Medical Conditions, Including If You:
  6. How Should I Take Colchicine Tablets?
  7. What Should I Avoid While Taking Colchicine Tablets?
  8. What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Colchicine Tablets?
  9. Get Medical Help Right Away If You Have:
  10. How Should I Store Colchicine Tablets?
  11. Active Ingredient:
  12. Inactive Ingredients:
  13. Patients Should Be Advised To Take Colchicine As Prescribed, Even If They Are Feeling Better. Patients Should Not Alter The Dose Or Discontinue Treatment Without Consulting With Their Doctor. If A Dose Of Colchicine Is Missed:
  14. Patients Should Be Advised To Take Colchicine Tablets As Prescribed, Even If They Are Feeling Better. Patients Should Not Alter The Dose Or Discontinue Treatment Without Consulting With Their Doctor. If A Dose Of Colchicine Tablets Is Missed:

Patient Information 

Colchicine (KOL-chi-

Colchicine tablets can cause serious side effects or death if levels of colchicine are too high in your body.

  • Taking certain medicines with colchicine tablets can cause your level of colchicine to be too high, especially if you have kidney or liver problems.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you have kidney or liver problems. Your dose of colchicine tablets may need to be changed.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
  • Even medicines that you take for a short period of time, such as antibiotics, can interact with colchicine tablets and cause serious side effects or death.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist before taking any new medicine.

Especially Tell Your Healthcare Provider If You Take: 

  • atazanavir sulfate (Reyataz)
  • cyclosporine (Neoral, Gengraf, Sandimmune)
  • fosamprenavir (Lexiva) with ritonavir
  • indinavir (Crixivan)
  • ketoconazole (Nizoral)
  • nefazodone (Serzone)
  • ritonavir (Norvir)
  • telithromycin (Ketek)
  • clarithromycin (Biaxin)
  • darunavir (Prezista)
  • fosamprenavir (Lexiva)
  • itraconazole (Sporanox)
  • lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra)
  • nelfinavir mesylate (Viracept)
  • saquinavir mesylate (Invirase)
  • tipranavir (Aptivus)

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if you take any of the medicines listed above. This is not a complete list of all the medicines that can interact with colchicine tablets.

  • Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
  • Keep colchicine tablets out of the reach of children.

Colchicine Tablets Are A Prescription Medicine Used To: 

  • treat familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) in adults and children age four or older

Colchicine tablets are not a pain medicine, and it should not be taken to treat pain related to other conditions unless specifically prescribed for those conditions.

Who Should Not Take Colchicine Tablets? 

Do not take colchicine tablets if you have liver or kidney problems and you take certain other medicines. Serious side effects, including death, have been reported in these patients even when taken as directed.

Before You Take Colchicine Tablets, Tell Your Healthcare Provider About All Your Medical Conditions, Including If You: 

  • have liver or kidney problems.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if colchicine tablets will harm your unborn baby. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Colchicine passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take colchicine tablets or breastfeed. If you take colchicine tablets and breastfeed, you should talk to your child s healthcare provider about how to watch for side effects in your child.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including ones that you may only be taking for a short time, such as antibiotics. Do not start a new medicine without talking to your healthcare provider.

Using colchicine tablets with certain other medicines, such as cholesterol-lowering medications and digoxin, can affect each other, causing serious side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to change your dose of colchicine tablets. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether the medications you are taking might interact with colchicine tablets and what side effects to look for.

How Should I Take Colchicine Tablets? 

  • Take colchicine tablets exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.If you are not sure about your dosing,call your healthcare provider.
  • Colchicine tablets can be taken with or without food.
  • If you take too much colchicine tablets, go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
  • Do not stop taking colchicine tablets even if you start to feel better, unless your healthcare provider tells you.
  • Your healthcare provider may do blood tests while you take colchicine tablets.
  • If you take colchicine tablets daily and you miss a dose, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, just skip the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What Should I Avoid While Taking Colchicine Tablets? 

  • Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking colchicine tablets. It can increase your chances of getting serious side effects.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Colchicine Tablets? 

Colchicine tablets can cause serious side effects or even cause death.

Get Medical Help Right Away If You Have: 

  • Muscle weakness or pain
  • Numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Increased infections
  • Feel weak or tired
  • Pale or gray color to your lips, tongue or palms of your hands
  • Severe diarrhea or vomiting

FMF:The most common side effects of colchicine tablets in people who have FMF are abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of colchicine tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How Should I Store Colchicine Tablets? 

  • Store colchicine tablets at room temperature between 68 F and 77 F (20 C to 25 C).
  • Keep colchicine tablets in a tightly closed container.
  • Keep colchicine tablets out of the light.

Keep colchicine tabletsand all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about Colchicine Tablets

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use colchicine tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give colchicine tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about colchicine tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about colchicine tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information, go to www.amneal.com or call 1-877-835-5472.

Active Ingredient: 

colchicine

Inactive Ingredients: 

ethanol, FD&C blue #2, FD&C red #40, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, macrogol, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, pregelatinized starch (corn), purified water, sodium starch glycolate, titanium dioxide and triacetin.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Distributed by:
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Rev. 08-2016-00

Patients Should Be Advised To Take Colchicine As Prescribed, Even If They Are Feeling Better. Patients Should Not Alter The Dose Or Discontinue Treatment Without Consulting With Their Doctor. If A Dose Of Colchicine Is Missed: 

  • For FMF, take the dose as soon as possible and then return to the normal dosing schedule. However, if a dose is skipped the patient should not double the next dose.

Fatal Overdose

Instruct patient that fatal overdoses, both accidental and intentional, have been reported in adults and children who have ingested colchicine. Colchicine should be kept out of the reach of children.

Blood Dyscrasias

Patients should be informed that bone marrow depression with agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia and thrombocytopenia may occur with colchicine.

Drug and Food Interactions

Patients should be advised that many drugs or other substances may interact with colchicine and some interactions could be fatal. Therefore, patients should report to their healthcare provider all of the current medications they are taking and check with their healthcare provider before starting any new medications, particularly antibiotics. Patients should also be advised to report the use of nonprescription medication or herbal products. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may also interact and should not be consumed during colchicine treatment.

Neuromuscular Toxicity

Patients should be informed that muscle pain or weakness, tingling or numbness in fingers or toes may occur with colchicine alone or when it is used with certain other drugs. Patients developing any of these signs or symptoms must discontinue colchicine and seek medical evaluation immediately.

Distributed by:
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Rev. 08-2016-00

Patients Should Be Advised To Take Colchicine Tablets As Prescribed, Even If They Are Feeling Better. Patients Should Not Alter The Dose Or Discontinue Treatment Without Consulting With Their Doctor. If A Dose Of Colchicine Tablets Is Missed: 


For FMF, take the dose as soon as possible and then return to the normal dosing schedule. However, if a dose is skipped the patient should not double the next dose.


Fatal Overdose

Instruct patient that fatal overdoses, both accidental and intentional, have been reported in adults and children who have ingested colchicine. Colchicine tablets should be kept out of the reach of children.


Blood Dyscrasias

Patients should be informed that bone marrow depression with agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia and thrombocytopenia may occur with colchicine tablets.


Drug and Food Interactions

Patients should be advised that many drugs or other substances may interact with colchicine tablets and some interactions could be fatal. Therefore, patients should report to their healthcare provider all of the current medications they are taking and check with their healthcare provider before starting any new medications, particularly antibiotics. Patients should also be advised to report the use of nonprescription medication or herbal products. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may also interact and should not be consumed during colchicine tablets treatment.


Neuromuscular Toxicity

Patients should be informed that muscle pain or weakness, tingling or numbness in fingers or toes may occur with colchicine tablets alone or when it is used with certain other drugs. Patients developing any of these signs or symptoms must discontinue colchicine tablets and seek medical evaluation immediately.



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