The active substance in Colchicum-Dispert® is colchicine, which is extracted from the seeds of the Colchicum plant (autumn crocus). Colchicum-Dispert® is a drug with anti-inflammatory and anti-gout action, which is used to treat:
Acute gout attacks and prevention of gout attacks in adults
Familial Mediterranean Fever (an inherited disease that causes pain and swelling in the joints and organs of the body)
Pericarditis (swelling and inflammation of the pericardium, the thin, sac-like membrane that surrounds your heart) and prevention of coronary heart disease
Relieve symptoms of Behçet’s disease (systemic disorder of recurrent acute inflammation).
The recommended dose is:
TREATMENT OF ACUTE ATTACKS:
In acute attacks of gout, the dose is 2 coated tablets at the moment and 1-2 tablets after 1 hour.
You should not take more than 3-4 coated tablets in 24 hours. Treatment with a low dose of 1-2 coated tablets per day can then be continued until the pain is relieved.
PREVENTION OF GUTTING ATTACKS:
To prevent a seizure, take 1 coated tablet once or twice a day.
You should not take more than 2 coated tablets a day.
With the prophylactic dose, the risk of gout attacks can be reduced in the next three months.
TREATMENT OF FAMILY MEDITERRANEAN FEVER (FTS):
The usual dose for adults at the beginning of FST treatment is 2-3 coated tablets per day, which can be increased to 2-4 coated tablets per day.
If serious side effects occur, treatment should not be stopped if possible, but the dose may need to be reduced until the side effects disappear or become tolerable.
The daily dose can be given as a single dose, which is usually recommended if no side effects occur or the dose can be divided into twice a day (morning and evening).
TREATMENT OF PERICARDITIS:
The recommended starting dose of Colchicum-Dispert® for acute pericarditis is 2-4 coated tablets per day.
After one or two days, the dose should be increased to 1-2 coated tablets per day for 6 months.
For the prevention of recurrent pericardium, the usual dose is 1-2 coated tablets daily.
PREVENTION OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE:
The recommended dose of Colchicum-Dispert® for the prevention of coronary heart disease is 1-2 coated tablets per day.
The recommended dose of Colchicum-Dispert® for Behcet’s disease is 2-4 tablets per day.