Who should not use probenecid and colchicine?

Certain people should not use probenecid and colchicine or should consult with a doctor before taking it. Of course, anyone who is allergic to either probenecid or colchicine should avoid the combination drug. Also, it may cause harmful reactions in people with certain medical conditions, including disease of the liver, kidneys, heart or intestines, as well as cancer, ulcers, a blood disorder and a history of alcoholism. Similarly, probenecid and colchicine may interact in people taking certain medications, such as cancer, anxiety and diabetes medicines, antibiotics, diuretics, aspirin and vitamins. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should alert your doctor, as probenecid and colchicine may adversely affect your child's health. Additionally, children under two years of age should not use probenecid and colchicine.

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