Are there any risks in taking Colcrys?

If you develop high levels of Colcrys in your body, you are at risk of serious illness or even death. This risk is heightened if you take more than the approved dose or if you combine Colcrys with certain medications. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruits because these can change how your body processes the drug and lead to a dangerous buildup. People with liver or kidney conditions may need a lower dosage to prevent Colcrys levels from becoming elevated. Colcrys may also complicate gastrointestinal conditions, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
It is important to discuss with your doctor any medicines or conditions that may affect how Colcrys works in your body. A number of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as herbal remedies can interact with Colcrys.

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