Colchicine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Sore Throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Headache

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A Disorder Of The Peripheral Nerves That Enable Movement Called Peripheral Motor Neuropathy
  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Blood Clotting Disorder Called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Function Of Bone Marrow
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Large Purple Or Brown Skin Blotches
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Absence Of Sperm In Semen
  • Hair Loss
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Peripheral Sensory Nerve Disorder

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