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Do you need a prescription for colchicine?

Yes, colchicine is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is colchicine without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase colchicine, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for colchicine in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a colchicine savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your colchicine with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a colchicine coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide colchicine coupons or FREE colchicine samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for colchicine in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much colchicine?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using colchicine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much colchicine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic colchicine?

Generic colchicine refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of colchicine

Colchicine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment and prevention of gout flares and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF).

Active ingredient of colchicine

The active ingredient of colchicine is colchicine.

US brand name of colchicine and manufacturer

Colchicine is available in the US under various brand names, including Colcrys. The manufacturer is Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

UK brand name of colchicine and manufacturer

In the UK, colchicine is available under various brand names, including colchicine 500 microgram tablets. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

Prescription requirement for colchicine

A prescription (Rx) is required for colchicine in both the US and the UK.

Availability of colchicine in the UK with NHS prescription

Colchicine is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by colchicine

Colchicine is primarily used for the treatment and prevention of acute gout flares, a type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is also used for the treatment of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an inherited inflammatory disorder.

How does colchicine work?

Colchicine works by reducing inflammation and inhibiting the migration of certain white blood cells to the affected areas. This helps alleviate the pain and swelling associated with gout attacks and other inflammatory conditions.

Forms of colchicine available

Colchicine is available in oral tablet form.

Dosage of colchicine

The dose of colchicine may vary depending on the individual’s specific condition and response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for colchicine use

Colchicine should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken orally, with or without food.

Warnings and precautions for colchicine

  • Colchicine may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Colchicine should be used with caution in individuals with kidney disease or liver disease, as well as those taking certain medications that may interact with colchicine
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while receiving treatment with colchicine
  • This drug passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of colchicine if pregnant or planning pregnancy

The use of colchicine during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. It may not be recommended unless the benefits outweigh the risks.

Possible side effects of colchicine

Common side effects of colchicine may include gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Serious side effects are rare but include muscle pain, tenderness, muscle weakness, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and aplastic anemia. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider. Get medical help right away if you have a life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, skin rash, and severe skin reactions. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider for medical advice.

Interactions with other drugs

Colchicine may interact with certain medications, including clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, antifungals such as fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, cholesterol-lowering medications such as atorvastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin, cyclosporine, digoxin, diltiazem, gemfibrozil, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, and verapamil. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, non-prescription over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to colchicine

Other medications used for the treatment of gout flares include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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