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Can colchicine be overdosed?

Like many other drugs, colchicine can certainly be overdosed. If you or someone you know think that an overdose has occurred, seek immediate medical attention and call your local poison control center.

Some symptoms of overdose may include:
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding or bruising that is unusual or unexpected
  • Muscle weakness or pain
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Numbness in the toes or fingers
  • Pale or gray tongue, lips or palms of the hands
  • Sore or swollen throat, chills, fever or any other sign of infection
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Tiredness or weakness

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