Colchicine Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Some of the possible bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of colchicine include:
  • Diarrhea -- in up to 77 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 17 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 17 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 4 percent
  • Throat pain -- up to 3 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 2 percent.

Rare Side Effects of Colchicine

Some of the rare (but not usually dangerous) side effects of this drug include:

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the colchicine side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have reactions from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking colchicine or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a reaction to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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