What is colcrys prescribed for?

Colchicine is used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults. Colchicine (Colcrys) is also used to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur.

Is colcrys the same as colchicine?

Colcrys (colchicine) is used for the prevention and treatment of gout flares in adults. Colchicine was previously available as an inexpensive generic, unapproved by the FDA, but became patented as brand-name Colcrys in 2009.

Is colchicine a purple pill?

COLCRYS (colchicine, USP) tablets are supplied for oral administration as purple, filmcoated, capsule-shaped tablets (0.1575” x 0.3030”), debossed with “AR 374” on one side and scored on the other, containing 0.6 mg of the active ingredient colchicine USP.

How long should you take Colcrys?

Colchicine is taken to ease the pain of a gout attack. Take one tablet 2-4 times a day until the pain eases, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not take more than 12 tablets during any one attack….About colchicine.

Type of medicine An anti-inflammatory medicine for gout
Used for Gout attacks
Available as Tablets

What can be taken instead of colchicine?

ColciGel® is a first line agent in the treatment of acute gout flares and an alternative to oral colchicine in those patients who experience either adverse drug effects (ADRs) or who do not achieve suitable symptom relief.

How much does colchicine cost per pill?

The cost for colchicine oral tablet 0.6 mg is around $77 for a supply of 30 tablets, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans….Oral Capsule.

Quantity Per unit Price
30 $4.89 – $6.03 $146.75 – $180.86
100 $4.67 $466.99
1000 $4.58 $4,584.50

What is the safest gout medication?

Allopurinol. Allopurinol is a medicine for people who make too much uric acid. It is the most common medicine used to treat chronic gout. Your doctor can tell you if allopurinol is safe for you to take if you have kidney disease.

Where is the cheapest place to buy colchicine?

Average 12 Month Prices for Colcrys (Brand) & Colchicine (Generic)

Pharmacy Colcrys Retail Price Colchicine Retail Price
CVS Pharmacy $26.61 $16.03
Walmart $27.06 $20.01
Walgreens $28.26 $16.73
Kroger Pharmacy $25.89 $21.00