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Colchicine 500mcg Tablets

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Colchicine 500mcg Tablets (12 tablets)

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Colchicine Tablets For Gout

Colchicine Tablets are an effective prescription-only, anti-gout treatment, breaking down uric acid crystals in your joints to ease inflammation and pain making it easier for you to get on with your day. 

To buy online today from The Independent Pharmacy, all you need to do is complete a free health consultation for our medical team and we will check, approve and deliver your treatment directly to your door.

Colchicine Information

  • Age: 18 years +

    Maximum per order: 1

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What are Colchicine Tablets?

Colchicine is an anti-gout agent that reduces painful inflammation inside the joints caused by crystals of uric acid. When taken daily, Colchicine tablets can both prevent and treat flare-ups of gout, offering noticeable improvements within just 24 hours. 

Colchicine tablets are suitable for most adults over the age of 18 years. Each bottle contains twelve 500 microgram strength tablets. 

 

What is Colchicine used for?

Colchicine is used to treat Gout, which is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes sudden, extremely painful inflammation, usually in just one joint, most commonly the big toe. Gout is caused by a build of uric acid, consumed through your diet, inside the body that then builds up and crystallizes inside the joints. 

Symptoms of Gout include:

  • Sudden, intense joint pain
  • Swelling 
  • Redness
  • Heat

If you are unsure if you are suffering from Gout you should see a doctor who will be able to offer an appropriate diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

 

How does Colchicine work?

Colchicine is effective in preventing and treating flare-ups of gout. It helps to reduce the amount of uric acid in the body, breaking down the crystals in the joints that are responsible for the intense pain and swelling associated with gout.

 

How quickly does Colchicine work?

Colchicine is an incredibly quick treatment option for easing pain and discomfort caused by gout. It begins to break down the uric acid in your body within 30 minutes - 2 hours and most people will feel noticeable relief from their condition within 1 - 2 days.

 

Alternatives to Colchicine

For some people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can offer adequate relief from gout. It is also recommended that if you suffer from flare-ups of gout that you make certain changes to your lifestyle to help reduce the frequency and severity of these flare-ups. 

Making the following changes are recommended:

  • Eat a healthy diet that avoids foods such as red meat, organ meat, seafood, that are triggers of gout. 
  • Try to lose some weight and get involved in low impact exercise such as swimming, walking or cycling. This will relieve some of the pressure on your joints. 
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake.

If you would like help and support with any of the following changes you should speak to your doctor for advice. They will be able to signpost you to the most appropriate services.

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Colchicine dosage

Colchicine tablets are for oral use only and can be taken by adults over the age of 18 years to prevent or treat flare-ups of gout. 

Treatment of acute gout:

  1. Take ONE tablet two to four times a day until symptoms relieved as instructed by your doctor.
  2. Do not take more than 12 tablets in one course of treatment. 
  3. If needed, a second course of treatment can be taken after a three day break. 

Before taking Colchicine tablets you must read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.

Colchicine side effects

Like other medication, Colchicine tablets may cause some people to develop side effects. 

If you develop any nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea or a fever you should stop taking these tablets and see a doctor immediately. 

The following side effects also may occur:

  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Painful or weak muscles
  • Nerve pain
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Painful periods

For full details regarding side effects please see the Patient Information Leaflet. If you are worried about any side effects you should speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

Colchicine ingredients

The active ingredient is: Colchicine 500 micrograms.

The other ingredients are: lactose, maize starch, stearic acid and purified talc.

Colchicine warnings

  • Do not take Colchicine if you have a blood disorder or have liver or kidney damage. 
  • Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication if you are elderly, have problems with your heart or digestive system. 
  • If you are taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medication, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Colchicine. 
  • Colchicine can be toxic. You must not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. If you develop nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea you must see a doctor immediately. You should also get regular blood tests to monitor your blood cells and platelets while taking Colchicine. 

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with all warnings and precautions detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet. 

 

Colchicine in pregnancy & breastfeeding

Colchicine is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You must ensure you use reliable contraception while taking Colchicine to avoid getting pregnant. If you think you might have become pregnant while using this medication you should speak to a doctor for advice.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Gout?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 04-03-2021

Last modified on: 04-03-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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