colchicine/probenecid - oral, Col-Benemid (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to probenecid or colchicine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood/bleeding problems, cancer treatment, a certain enzyme deficiency (G6PD), kidney problems (such as kidney stones), liver problems (such as cirrhosis), stomach ulcer.This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Alcohol can decrease this drug's effectiveness. Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication can affect how well your body absorbs some foods and nutrients (such as vitamin B12). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).Colchicine can decrease sperm production, which may affect the ability of a male to father a child. Consult your doctor for more information.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Your doctor may recommend that you separate the times you take your medication apart from breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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