Colchicine Dosage

Dose of Colchicine for Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)

The recommended colchicine dosage for treating FMF depends on age, as follows:
  • Age 4 to 6 years old -- 0.3 mg to 1.8 mg daily (1/2 to 3 tablets daily)
  • Age 6 to 12 years old -- 0.9 mg to 1.8 mg daily (1.5 to 3 tablets daily)
  • Age 12 and older -- 1.2 mg to 2.4 mg daily (2 to 4 tablets daily).
People with liver disease, kidney disease, or who are taking certain other medications may need a lower-than-normal dosage of colchicine.

General Information on Taking Colchicine

Some considerations for people taking colchicine include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet form. It is typically taken once or twice a day, although it may be taken more frequently during a gout attack.
  • You may take this medication with or without food.
  • For the drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or colchicine dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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