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What should I know about Colcrys before taking it?

Colcrys should only be used to treat pain or swelling caused by gout or familial Mediterranean fever, not as a routine painkiller. It has not been approved for use in children under four years of age. Colcrys can affect age-related problems such as liver and kidney conditions, so use caution if this applies to you. Discuss your health history and all medical conditions with your doctor before taking Colcrys, which is risky for people with conditions that can cause intestinal bleeding, such as Crohn's disease or stomach ulcers, or for people with liver, kidney or heart disease. If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure that the prescribing doctor knows. Reduce your risk of an allergic reaction to Colcrys by telling your doctor about any allergies you have to other medications or foods.  Colcrys can be taken with or without food.

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