Generic Name: colchicine (COAL chi seen)
What is colchicine? The exact way that colchicine works is unknown.
It appears to alter your body`s response to deposited uric acid crystals. This
leads to less swelling and less pain. Colchicine is used to treat attacks of
gout. Colchicine will not prevent the progression of this disease. It is useful
only in decreasing the incidence of attacks and in relieving pain and
discomfort. Colchicine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in
this medication guide.