GENERIC NAME: COLCHICINE - INJECTION (COAL-cheh-seen)
USES: This medication is used in the treatment of gout. It relieves symptoms of gout and helps prevent further attacks. It is also used to prevent and treat the symptoms of certain other diseases that affect the joints, skin and internal organs.
HOW TO USE: To control a gout attack, start using this medication at the first signs of an attack. Stop using this as soon as gout pain is relieved or at the first signs of stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Follow your doctor's directions for use in other conditions and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
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