If you have problems with gout, you may benefit from colchicine. This medication is approved for use in adults and children (as young as four years old), and is only available with a prescription. It is used to treat and prevent gout attacks, and to treat familial Mediterranean fever (FMF).
As an oral medication, colchicine comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once or twice daily. There is only one strength of this medication available -- 0.6 mg colchicine tablets.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
(For a closer look at this oral medication, click Colchicine. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and tips on effectively using this product.)