Despite serious safety concerns, autumn crocus is used for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), gout, and an inherited fever disorder called familial Mediterranean fever.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- An inherited fever disorder (familial Mediterranean fever).
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
- Other conditions.
If you have gout or familial Mediterranean fever, it is much safer to use colchicine prescribed by your healthcare provider. Prescription colchicine contains a set amount of medicine. The amount of colchicine in autumn crocus can vary from plant to plant.
Special Precautions and Warnings
If you have gout or familial Mediterranean fever, it is much safer to use colchicine prescribed by your healthcare provider. Prescription colchicine contains a set amount of medicine. The amount of colchicine in autumn crocus can vary from plant to plant. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE for anyone to use autumn crocus, but pregnant women have extra reasons to avoid use. Autumn crocus might cause birth defects.
Colchicine interacts with AUTUMN CROCUS
Autumn crocus contains colchicine. Taking autumn crocus along with colchicine will increase the side effects of colchicine.
Do not take this combination
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