How Does Colchicine 500mg Tablets Work?
Colchicine is a medication primarily used to treat gout and certain other conditions associated with inflammation. It is derived from the Colchicum autumnale plant, also known as the autumn crocus or meadow saffron. Colchicine has been used for centuries to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with gout, a form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints.
The primary actions of Colchicine include reducing inflammation and preventing the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It works by inhibiting the movement of white blood cells to the inflamed area, which can help alleviate gout
In addition to gout, Colchicine may also be prescribed to manage other medical conditions, such as familial Mediterranean fever and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining around the heart). It is typically available in tablet or capsule form and should be taken as directed by a healthcare provider.
What Does Colchicine 500mg Tablet Treat?
- Sudden, intense joint pain