Dosage is based on your medical condition, other medications/foods you are taking, and your response to treatment. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products). To reduce the risk of serious side effects, do not increase the dose, take it frequently, or take more than your doctor recommends. Serious side effects can occur even with regular prescription doses.
If your doctor tells you to take colchicine on a regular basis, take it regularly to get the most out of it. Take at the same time each day to help you remember.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while using this medicine unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you that it is safe. Grapefruit may increase the likelihood of side effects of this drug. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information.