Medically Reviewed by Harshi Dhingra, M.D.

Last Reviewed: Jun 21, 2022

Drug Details

Generic Name:


Common Brands:

Colcrys, Gloperba, Mitigare


Prescription only

Therapeutic Class:

Anti-gout medication


Tablet, capsule, solution (liquid)


By mouth

Therapeutic Uses:

  • Gout attacks
  • Familial Mediterranean fever

Controlled Status:

Not a controlled substance

What is colchicine (Colcrys)?

Colchicine (kole chuh seen) is a medication used to prevent and treat pain in the joints caused by acute gout flares. It is also used to treat FMF (familial Mediterranean fever), an inherited condition. 

 There may be other uses of colchicine - your pharmacist or healthcare provider can give you further information.

Who can use colchicine (Colcrys)?

Colchicine is used to prevent and treat acute gout flares in adults. It is used to treat familial Mediterranean fever in adults and children 4 years of age or older.