In most cases, colchicine does not cause any problems. However, there are several warnings to be aware of before starting treatment. For example, this medication can lower the levels of certain blood cells, possibly leading to anemia or other blood problems.
In addition, colchicine increases your risk of side effects, such as:
Before taking colchicine, tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following conditions:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Any allergies.
(To learn more about the risks involved with taking this drug, click Colchicine Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Colchicine. These articles talk about the problems that were reported in clinical trials and give more in-depth information on what to discuss with your healthcare provider.)