Zycolchin 0.5mg Tablet
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Zycolchin tablet is an anti-gout medicine which contains colchicine. It is used for the treatment and prevention of gout. It works by inhibiting the process of swelling. Nausea or vomiting, pain in the stomach, loose motions are side effects of using this medicine. If side effects do not go away on their own or your condition doesn't improve over time then inform your doctor....
Uses of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
Zycolchin is used for the treatment and prevention of gout.
Contraindications of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
If you are allergic to colchicine or any other ingredients of Zycolchin. If you have severe liver and kidney disease. If you have a severe blood disorder. If you are pregnant or likely to be pregnant. If you are breastfeeding. If you are undergoing dialysis....
Side effects of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain in stomach
- Loose motions
Precautions and Warnings of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
Can I take Zycolchin tablet during pregnancy?
Components of this medicine can cause harm to unborn babies if taken by pregnant women. This medicine should not be taken by pregnant women.
Can I take Zycolchin tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Zycolchin are known to pass in breastmilk and can cause harm to breastfed babies. This medicine should not be taken by lactating mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed Zycolchin tablet?
Zycolchin can cause dizziness or sleepiness. Avoid driving if you have dizziness or sleepiness after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Zycolchin tablet?
Drinking alcohol can increase the uric acid level in the blood which can worsen gout, also drinking alcohol can increase the side effect of this medicine. Therefore avoid alcohol drinking while on this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease or has a problem with the digestive system.
- You are elderly and you are suffering from weakness.
- You have a blood disorder.
- You have nausea or vomiting, stomach pain or lose motions after taking this medicine.
- You have fever, sore throat, skin problem, increase bleeding duration after taking this medicine.
- You have indigestion after taking some type of sugar.
Mode of Action of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
How Does It Work?
It works by inhibiting the process of swelling which causes pain, and other symptoms of gout.
Directions for Use of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
Take this medicine with or without food as prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Concurrent use of Zycolchin with other medications such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, verapamil, diltiazem etc can cause colchicine toxicity.
- Concurrent use of this medicine with cimetidine (use to decrease stomach acid) can cause an increase in the blood level of colchicine.
- Concurrent use of this medicine with other medicines such as digoxin (use in heart disease) and fibrates ( use to decrease blood fat) can cause muscle problem.
- Discuss with your doctor any other medicine, herbal preparation, and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible drug interactions.
Interactions with food items
Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while on this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
- Store this medicine below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Zycolchin 0.5 MG
Symptoms of overdose include nausea or vomiting, pain in the stomach, blood in stool, loose motions, low blood pressure etc. If you have taken too much of this medicine then contact your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital immediately....
Missed a Dose
If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine then take it as soon as you remember. If it's already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take crushed Zycolchin tablet?
A: Zycolchin tablet should be swallowed whole with glass of water. Zycolchin tablet can be taken with or without food in dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Why Zycolchin tablet causes loose motions?
A: Zycolchin tablet can cause damage to the lining of the small bowel leading to loose motions.
Q: Does Zycolchin tablet is useful in arthritis?
A: Zycolchin tablet is used for prevention or treatment of attacks of gout, which is also called gouty arthritis. Gout is caused due to an increase in uric acid level in blood.
Q: Can I take Zycolchin tablet with other medicine containing paracetamol?
A: Zycolchin tablet can be taken with other medicine containing paracetamol.
Q: What is Zycolchin tablet used for?
A: Zycolchin tablet is an anti-gout medicine that contains colchicine. It is used for the treatment and prevention of gout.
Q: Is Zycolchin an antibiotic?
A: No, Zycolchin is not an antibiotic medicine, it is an anti-gout medicine.
Q: How do you take Zycolchin tablets?
A: Zycolchin tablet can be taken with or without food, or as advised by the doctor. But if you have a sensitive stomach, then take it with food to prevent stomach discomfort.
Q: Is Zycolchin a painkiller?
A: Zycolchin is a painkiller medicine, but it is used for specific types of pain such as pain associated with gout. It is an anti-gout medicine that contains colchicine. It is used for the treatment and prevention of gout.
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