colchicine Index

Featured: colchicine, Colcrys Main Article

Colchicine (Colcrys) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of acute gout and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Off label treatment uses include pseudogout, amyloidosis, and scleroderma. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.


    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring throughout the lungs. Pulmonary fibrosis can be caused by many conditions including chronic...learn more »
      In This Article
      Pulmonary Fibrosis Article
      • Pulmonary fibrosis facts
      • What is pulmonary fibrosis?
      • What causes pulmonary fibrosis?
      • What are symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis?
      • How is pulmonary fibrosis diagnosed?
      • How is pulmonary fibrosis treated?
      • What are the complications of pulmonary fibrosis?
      • Can pulmonary fibrosis be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for pulmonary fibrosis?
      • Where can I get information to improve the quality of life for those with pulmonary fibrosis?
    • Gout (Gouty Arthritis) Buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint causes gouty arthritis. Symptoms and signs include joint pain, swelling, heat, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Gout (Gouty Arthritis) Article
      • Gout facts
      • What is gout?
      • What causes gout?
      • What are risk factors for gout?
      • What are gout symptoms and signs?
      • How is gout diagnosed?
      • When should gout be treated?
      • What is the treatment for gout?
      • Do gout medications have any side effects?
      • What foods should people with gout avoid?
      • What complications are associated with gout?
      • What is the prognosis of gout?
      • Is it possible to prevent gout?
      • What research is being done on gout?
    • Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis, a disease resulting from chronic inflammation, causes small lumps (granulomas) to develop in a great range of body...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sarcoidosis Article
      • Sarcoidosis facts
      • What is sarcoidosis?
      • What are symptoms of sarcoidosis?
      • Who gets sarcoidosis?
      • What we know about sarcoidosis
      • Some things we don't know about sarcoidosis
      • How is sarcoidosis diagnosed?
      • What are some signs and symptoms that suggest possible sarcoidosis?
      • What do laboratory tests show?
      • How is sarcoidosis treated?
      • Living with sarcoidosis
      • Where can a person find more information on sarcoidosis?
    • Pericarditis Pericarditis is the inflammation of the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart. The causes of pericarditis include injury from...learn more »
      In This Article
      Pericarditis Article
      • Pericarditis facts
      • What is pericarditis?
      • What causes pericarditis?
      • What are the symptoms of pericarditis?
      • How is pericarditis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for pericarditis?
      • What are the complications of pericarditis?
    • Erythema Nodosum Erythema nodosum is a skin inflammation that results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the...learn more »
      In This Article
      Erythema Nodosum Article
      • What is erythema nodosum?
      • What causes erythema nodosum?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of erythema nodosum?
      • How is erythema nodosum diagnosed?
      • Can erythema nodosum be confused with other conditions?
      • How is erythema nodosum treated?
    • Scleroderma Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue. It is characterized by the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in...learn more »
      In This Article
      Scleroderma Article
      • Scleroderma facts
      • What is scleroderma?
      • What causes scleroderma?
      • What are risk factors for developing scleroderma?
      • How is scleroderma classified?
      • What are scleroderma symptoms and signs?
      • How is scleroderma diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for scleroderma?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with scleroderma?
      • Can scleroderma be prevented?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on

Terms related to colchicine:

  • Colcrys