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Colcrys is a prescription drug used to treat flares of gout. It reduces swelling and pain by affecting the body’s response to uric acid crystals. Colcrys is also used to treat symptoms of Familial Mediterranean Fever and Behcets syndrome.
Colcrys is not a painkiller, but it reduces the specific pain caused by gout.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Colcrys exactly as prescribed.
Take Colcrys with or without food.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice when taking Colcrys.
Ask your doctor if diet changes can help reduce the severity of gout flares.
Colcrys may damage bone marrow, causing anemia, low white cell counts, and low platelets. Patients taking Colcrys long-term will require frequent blood tests to monitor cell counts along with kidney and liver function.
Common side effects of Colcrys include:
Nausea or vomiting
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Blood in urine or stool
Allergic reaction including swelling on the face, eyelids, mouth, lips or tongue
Why can’t I eat grapefruit while taking Colcrys?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice contain an enzyme that may increase the amount of Colcrys your body absorbs. This interaction can happen even if you don’t take grapefruit and Colcrys at the same time, and may cause toxic side effects.
What can I do to prevent gout flares?
Dietary management may help prevent gout flares, but it won’t necessarily replace the need for medication. You can try reducing fructose intake, and avoiding foods high in purines including alcohol, herring, mussels, sardines, bacon, turkey, and organ meats.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that not all medications, including any referenced on this page, are dispensed from our affiliated Canadian pharmacy. The medications in your order may be filled and shipped from an approved International fulfillment center located in a country other than Canada. In addition to dispensing medications from our Canadian pharmacy, medication orders are also filled and shipped from international fulfillment centers that are approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries. Medication orders are filled and shipped from approved fulfillment centers around the world including, but not limited to, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, Mauritius, India, Australia, and the United States. The items in your order may be filled and shipped from any one of the above jurisdictions. The products are sourced from various countries including, but not limited to, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Australia, and the United States. All of our affiliated fulfillment centers have been approved by the regulatory bodies from their respective countries.
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What's the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
What's the difference between the branded products you sell and the ones I get locally?
The branded drugs we sell are chemically and therapeutically no different from the ones you get in your local pharmacy. They both generally come from the same exact manufacturer. Generally, the main difference* is in the packaging and the price. Our packaging may be different from what you get locally, but we're also much cheaper.
* Other differences may include differences in trade name, form, and general appearance.
Why are there packaging differences?
Due to differences in government regulation, different countries have different packaging requirements. For example, a product in Canada (or any other country) will have different packaging than the same product in the US even though both drugs are chemically and therapeutically equivalent and are generally manufactured by the same exact company.
Why are your drugs so much cheaper?
Due to government price controls, medications from Canada and many other countries are often significantly cheaper than in the United States. Also, other countries may have more affordable generic versions of drugs, which may not yet be available in the US.