Colchicine Tablets

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that causes sudden and severe joint pain.

It is caused by a build up of uric acid crystals in the joints, and usually affects one joint at a time.

Symptoms include intense swelling, stiffness and pain around the affected joint.

Colchicine is an effective Gout treatment available on prescription from Access Doctor from just £1.50 per tablet. (Suitable only if you have previously been diagnosed with Gout by a doctor and cannot get to your own GP in time).

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What is gout?

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis, causing sudden and severe joint pain.

It is caused by the build up of uric acid crystals in the body, which build up in areas of the joints such as the knee, ankles, and around the toes.


What can cause a flair-up of gout?

Gout is caused by the build-up of uric acid in the body, which eventually crystallize and cause severe pain and inflammation around the knee, ankle and toes.

It appears to be more prevalent in men then women, and more commonly seen in older men.

The chances of developing gout can also be increased by excessive eating, and increased alcohol consumption.

Gout typically occurs either as

Primary gout : - with no single cause.


Secondary gout: - due to chronic kidney disease or by taking long-term medication that is know to affect how well the kidneys can remove urate from the body.

Colchicine and gout

Gout occurs when there is a build up of uric acid in the body, which then start to form into tiny grit-like crystals. These then collect in the joints, fingers and toes and cause intense pain, inflammation and swelling.

Colchicine is taken to east the pain of gout attacks, and are a good alternative to anti-inflammatory drugs either if these are not effective, or contraindicated.

Colchicine dosage

The usual dosage for Colchicine is:

Take one tablet 2-4 times a day when required, until the pain eases.

(Do not take more than 12 tablets during any one attack)

Colchicine for gout

For treatment of acute gout attacks, Colchicine works by reducing the inflammation caused by crystals that form in the joints, as a result of high levels of uric acid in the body.

Colchicine dosage for acute gout

Most doctors will agree that the dosage for treating acute gout attacks remains the same, regardless of how frequently the gout attack occurs:

Take one tablet 2-4 times a day when required, until the pain eases.

(It is recommended to leave at least 3-4 days in between taking courses of Colchicine and not take more than 12 tablets during any one attack)

Buy colchicine for gout

You can buy Colchicine online from Access Doctor after completing a health evaluation form.

Once our doctor has approved your order, your prescription will be processed by our pharmacy team, and your treatment will be sent out to you in discreet and secure packaging.

What are the side effects of using Colchicine?

Just like any other medication, Colchicine also has side effects, which some people may experience.

Common side effects include:




If these side effects are experienced, it is advisable to stop the treatment and let the symptoms settle. If any side effects persist, speak with your doctor or GP for advise.

How long does gout symptoms last for?

An attack of gout usually lasts 5 to 7 days, then gets better. Occasionally the symptoms of gout may return, if it does, you can restart treatment again following a 3-4 day break. 
It may not cause lasting damage to joints if you get treatment immediately.
Ask for an urgent GP appointment or call 111 if: the pain is getting worse.

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