Precautions and Warnings With Colchicine

Who Should Not Take Colchicine?

You should not take colchicine if you:
 
  • Are allergic to colchicine or any of the inactive ingredients used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have liver disease or kidney disease and are taking a CYP 3A4 inhibitor or P-glycoprotein inhibitor medication (see Drug Interactions With Colchicine for a list of such medications).
     

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which colchicine should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the risks with colchicine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
 
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