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What should I avoid while taking Colcrys?

Avoid grapefruit and all grapefruit products while taking Colcrys to avoid a potentially deadly buildup of the drug in your body. Drinking alcohol or using tobacco can lead to serious interactions.

Avoid taking Colcrys for anything other than pain associated with gout or familial Mediterranean fever. Never use it as a general pain reliever. Also, avoid taking any more Colcrys than is necessary; overdoses are extremely dangerous. Don't wait too long after a gout flare-up starts before taking Colcrys; the sooner you take the medication, the more effective it will be.       

Since Colcrys has adverse interactions with many drugs, never take it with other prescription medications, over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies without first talking to your doctor.

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