What is Zycolchin® Colchicine Tablet?
Zycolchin® Colchicine Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment and prevention of gout. It reduces inflammation which causes pain, swelling, and other symptoms of gout.
Zycolchin® Colchicine Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Keep taking it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better. If you stop, your symptoms may get worse.
Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away with time. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.
To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before taking the medicine.
Colchicine may be used in 2 ways. Most people take small amounts of it regularly for a long time (months or even years) to prevent severe attacks or other problems caused by inflammation. Other people take large amounts of colchicine during a short period of time (several hours) only when the medicine is needed to relieve an attack that is occurring. The chance of serious side effects is much lower with the first (preventive) kind of treatment.
Because some of colchicine’s side effects can be very serious, you should discuss with your doctor the benefits as well as the risks of using this medicine. Colchicine oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drug Colcrys. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.
In Treatment of Gout. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Gout causes attacks of painful inflammation in one or more of your affected joints. Zycolchin Tablet contains colchicine that reduces the inflammation, swelling, and pain of the gout attack. This medicine is very effective in people who cannot take other anti-inflammatory painkillers and also for those who are taking other medicines for the treatment and prevention of gout.
Take Zycolchin Tablet as prescribed and avoid skipping doses. Make appropriate lifestyle changes like losing weight (if you are overweight), eating a healthy diet, and avoiding alcohol or sugar-sweetened drinks to get maximum benefit.
Overdose warning: Taking too much colchicine can be serious enough to cause death. Never take more of this drug than your doctor prescribes.
Blood disorders warning: Colchicine may cause your body to produce fewer blood cells of different types. This could raise your risk of infection or bleeding because some of these blood cells fight infection and help form blood clots. If you have any blood disorders, talk with your doctor about whether this drug is safe for you.
Muscle damage warning: Colchicine can damage your muscles if you take it for 6 months or longer. Your risk is higher if you’re a senior. Taking other drugs that cause muscle damage, such as cholesterol medications, may increase this risk. Talk with your doctor before taking colchicine if you’re also taking cholesterol drugs.