Colchicum Alkaloids Drug Class

Colchicum Alkaloids are gout treatment medication. Gout is inflammation caused by an excess of uric acid. Colchicum Alkaloids relieves gout attacks by reducing inflammation. It reduces the number of white cells travelling to the swollen place. Apart from gout, colchicum alkaloids also aid the treatment of knee arthritis, joint relief, psoriatic arthritis and prevents abdominal pains. Some people take small amounts of colchicum alkaloids for a long time whereas others choose to take large amounts for a short time. Colchicum Alkaloids, also known as colchicine, are prescribed for people who cannot take anti-inflammatory painkillers which are usually used to relieve gout attacks.

Colchicum Alkaloids Drugs

Drugs that are classified as colchicum alkaloids are listed below.

  • Colchicine
  • Hermodactyl
  • Surinjan
  • Ephemeron
  • Cornigerine
  • Colchifoline

Colchicum Alkaloids Uses

The uses of Colchicum Alkaloids are listed below.

  • Gout
  • Pseudogout
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Pericarditis in combination with other therapy
  • Familial Mediterranean fever
  • Arthritis

Colchicum Alkaloids Side Effects

Side effects of Colchicum Alkaloids include the following.

  • Gastrointestinal upset
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  • Anemia
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Diarrhea with blood
  • Abdominal bloating and gas
  • Bone marrow depression
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Severe diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Itchy swelling of the face

Colchicum Alkaloids Interactions

As with any other drug, colchicum alkaloids may interact with other drugs and medications. You should not drink grapefruit juice while taking colchicum alkaloids. Patients who are pregnant or have liver or blood disorders should discuss other options with their doctor. Below are drugs that may interact with colchicum alkaloids. Note that not all interactions are listed.