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ONE tablet to be taken THREE to FOUR times a day. Do not take for more than 5 days in a row.
Do not take Colchicine Tablets: • if you are allergic to colchicine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) • if you have a severe blood disorder • if you are pregnant • if you are breastfeeding • if you are a woman of childbearing age, unless you are using effective contraception • if you have severe kidney or liver problems • if you are undergoing haemodialysis • if you have kidney or liver problems and you are taking certain medicines (see ‘Other medicines and Colchicine Tablets’) If you are not sure whether any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Colchicine Tablets if you: • have problems with your heart, kidneys, liver or digestive system • are elderly and weak • have a blood disorder Colchicine Tablets can be toxic so it is important that you do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. There is only a slight difference between an effective dose of Colchicine Tablets and an overdose. Therefore, if you get symptoms such as nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), stomach pain and diarrhoea, stop taking Colchicine Tablets and immediately contact your doctor (see also section 4 ‘Possible side effects’). Colchicine Tablets can cause a serious decrease in bone marrow function leading to a decrease in certain white blood cells (agranulocytosis), a decrease in red blood cells and pigment (aplastic anaemia) and/or a low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia). You should have regular blood tests to monitor any changes. If you develop symptoms such as fever, inflammation of the mouth, sore throat, prolonged bleeding, bruising or skin problems, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately. These could be signs that you have a serious blood problem and your doctor may want you to have a blood test