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Colchicine is an anti-gout agent that works to effectively treat and calm symptoms when a gout attack occurs. Getting to work quickly, the medication should clear gout symptoms entirely after a 12 tablet course.

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You can safely buy Colchicine online at UK Meds. You will first need to have an online consultation with a pharmacist independent prescriber before your order will be supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Colchicine tablets are the right medication for your individual needs.

Yes, you can get Colchicine on a subscription from UK Meds. By getting your medication on a subscription you can rest assured that you will get it when you need it, whilst also saving money. It’s a win-win!

Colchicine is a medication used to treat gout and certain other medical conditions. It works by reducing inflammation and pain caused by gout attacks (Science Direct, 2023).

Type of druganti-gout agent
Health conditions prescribed forGout (treating symptoms associated with inflammation & pain)
Active IngredientsColchicine
Brand namesColcrys, Mitigare
Available strengths500mcg
Available asTablets
Possible side effectsVomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains
Patient Information LeafletFor more information on the medication please refer to the patient information leaflet for the Colchicine.

Colchicine PIL

For more information on the prescription medication patients should refer to the Colchicine patient information leaflet.

Colchicine works by inhibiting the inflammation process in the body. It prevents the formation of crystals in joints that lead to gout attacks, providing relief from pain and swelling (NHS, 2022).

Like all medications, Colchicine may have side effects. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (, 2023).

It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting Colchicine to understand its potential side effects and benefits for your specific condition.

Your healthcare provider will provide you with specific dosing instructions based on your condition. It's important to follow their guidance carefully. Typically, Colchicine is taken orally with or without food (Dailymed National Library of Medicine, 2021); one tablet 2-4 times a day until the pain has eased (Stuart, M.; 2021).

Video: How to take Colchicine

In the below video Dr O'Donovan (UK GMC number: 7436647) explains how a patient would typically take Colchicine tablets to treat gout:

Please be aware that the video above is only for educational purposes and is not intended for use as a substitute for seeking professional medical advice from your own doctor or trusted healthcare professional.

Colchicine 500mcg

The recommended dosage of Colchicine may vary depending on the condition being treated. It is crucial to follow your healthcare provider's prescription and guidance for the correct dosage. In most cases, for gout treatment, an initial dose of 1.2 milligrams (mg) at the first sign of a gout attack, followed by 0.6 mg an hour later, is common (Mayo Clinic, 2023). However, your doctor will determine the appropriate dose for your specific situation to ensure safe and effective treatment.

Colchicine Reviews

To see what gout patients have to say about their experiences with the medication, take a look at the Colchicine user reviews and experiences available at and Web MD.

Colchicine FAQs

Yes, colchicine is an anti inflammatory medication which helps to reduce the inflammation and pain caused by gout (Versus Arthritis, 2024).

No. You can't buy colchicine over the counter as it a prescription medication (NHS, 2022)

Usually you would take colchicine for just a few days if you have gout. Your doctor can advise how long to take it for (NHS, 2022).

No, Colchicine is not an NSAID. It is an anti-gout agent and unlike NSAIDs, it does not induce fluid retention and can be co-administered with anticoagulants (BNF NICE, 2024).

No. Whilst there is limited research to suggest that colchicine causes erectile dysfunction, there are some research studies that indicate that there is an association between gout (the health condition that colchicine treats) and incidents of erectile dysfunction in male patients (Singh, J., 2019; Du et al, 2016).


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