A major alkaloid from Colchicum autumnale L. and found also in other Colchicum species. Its primary therapeutic use is in the treatment of gout, but it has been used also in the therapy of familial Mediterranean fever (PERIODIC DISEASE).
Agents that increase uric acid excretion by the kidney (URICOSURIC AGENTS), decrease uric acid production (antihyperuricemics), or alleviate the pain and inflammation of acute attacks of gout.
Three, alpha, beta, and gamma isomers of ultraviolet degradation products of colchicine that lack many of the physiological actions of the parent; used as experimental control for colchicine actions.
Agents that interact with TUBULIN to inhibit or promote polymerization of MICROTUBULES.
A microtubule subunit protein found in large quantities in mammalian brain. It has also been isolated from SPERM FLAGELLUM; CILIA; and other sources. Structurally, the protein is a dimer with a molecular weight of approximately 120,000 and a sedimentation coefficient of 5.8S. It binds to COLCHICINE; VINCRISTINE; and VINBLASTINE.
Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein TUBULIN and are influenced by TUBULIN MODULATORS.
A seven-membered aromatic ring compound. It is structurally related to a number of naturally occurring antifungal compounds (ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS).
A cytotoxic member of the CYTOCHALASINS.
A group of HEREDITARY AUTOINFLAMMATION DISEASES, characterized by recurrent fever, abdominal pain, headache, rash, PLEURISY; and ARTHRITIS. ORCHITIS; benign MENINGITIS; and AMYLOIDOSIS may also occur. Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in marenostrin gene result in autosomal recessive transmission; simple heterozygous, autosomal dominant form of the disease.
An alkaloid isolated from Colchicum autumnale L. and used as an antineoplastic.
Antitumor alkaloid isolated from Vinca rosea. (Merck, 11th ed.)
A lignan (LIGNANS) found in PODOPHYLLIN resin from the roots of PODOPHYLLUM plants. It is a potent spindle poison, toxic if taken internally, and has been used as a cathartic. It is very irritating to skin and mucous membranes, has keratolytic actions, has been used to treat warts and keratoses, and may have antineoplastic properties, as do some of its congeners and derivatives.
11- to 14-membered macrocyclic lactones with a fused isoindolone. Members with INDOLES attached at the C10 position are called chaetoglobosins. They are produced by various fungi. Some members interact with ACTIN and inhibit CYTOKINESIS.
A genus of poisonous, liliaceous plants. The roots (corms) of Colchicum autumnale, the fall crocus or meadow saffron, yield COLCHICINE, which is used as a biochemical tool and to treat gout. Other members of this genus yield saffron dye, flavoring agents, and aromatics.
Hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by recurrent acute arthritis, hyperuricemia and deposition of sodium urate in and around the joints, sometimes with formation of uric acid calculi.
A fungal metabolite that blocks cytoplasmic cleavage by blocking formation of contractile microfilament structures resulting in multinucleated cell formation, reversible inhibition of cell movement, and the induction of cellular extrusion. Additional reported effects include the inhibition of actin polymerization, DNA synthesis, sperm motility, glucose transport, thyroid secretion, and growth hormone release.
An antifungal agent used in the treatment of TINEA infections.
Cycloheptanes are hydrocarbons characterized by a seven-membered carbon ring, with each carbon atom bonded to either another carbon atom or a hydrogen atom, and having the molecular formula (C7H14).
A nonspecific hypersensitivity reaction caused by TRAUMA to the PERICARDIUM, often following PERICARDIOTOMY. It is characterized by PERICARDIAL EFFUSION; high titers of anti-heart antibodies; low-grade FEVER; LETHARGY; loss of APPETITE; or ABDOMINAL PAIN.
Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM from various origins, such as infection, neoplasm, autoimmune process, injuries, or drug-induced. Pericarditis usually leads to PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, or CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS.
A group of indole-indoline dimers which are ALKALOIDS obtained from the VINCA genus of plants. They inhibit polymerization of TUBULIN into MICROTUBULES thus blocking spindle formation and arresting cells in METAPHASE. They are some of the most useful ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS.
The network of filaments, tubules, and interconnecting filamentous bridges which give shape, structure, and organization to the cytoplasm.
Arthritis, especially of the great toe, as a result of gout. Acute gouty arthritis often is precipitated by trauma, infection, surgery, etc. The initial attacks are usually monoarticular but later attacks are often polyarticular.
Nocodazole is an antineoplastic agent which exerts its effect by depolymerizing microtubules.

The role of oocyte transcription, the 5'UTR, and translation repression and derepression in Drosophila gurken mRNA and protein localization. (1/2012)

The establishment of the major body axes of the Drosophila egg and future embryo requires strict regulation of gurken mRNA and protein localization. Here, we show that grk mRNA and protein localization is dependent on synthesis of grk transcripts in the oocyte nucleus and on RNA localization elements in the 5' portion of the transcript. We also show that gurken mRNA and protein localization is dependent on region-specific translation of gurken transcripts and identify K10 as a probable negative regulator of gurken translation.  (+info)

Perturbation of mammalian cell division. III. The topography and kinetics of extrusion subdivision. (2/2012)

If mitotic-arrested, cold-stored HeLa cells are incubated at 37 degrees C a proportion of the population divides by an aberrant process which we have called subdivision by extrusion. This process has been studied by time-lapse photography and shown to differ from normal cleavage in several respects. The cell surface becomes more generally mobile and, instead of producing the precisely localized furrowing activity of cytokinesis, gives rise to multiple surface protrusions. These protrusions enlarge at the expense of the parent cell and develop into a cluster of small daughter cells (mini segregants). The surface structure of the cell, as seen by scanning electron microscopy, also changes; the microvilli characteristic of interphase, metaphase and cleaving HeLa cells are lost during extrusion and the cell surface becomes smooth. Extrusion activity is much more variable than division by cleavage in terms of both topography and kinetics, and in general takes longer to complete. Some cells in the cold-treated populations divide by mixtures of cleavage and extrusion or by cleavage alone. The relative numbers of cells dividing in different ways vary with the conditions of pretreatment and incubation of the mitotic cells. The greater the perturbation (e.g. longer cold storage), the greater the proportion of extruding rather than cleaving cells. Human diploid cells can also be induced to subdivide by extrusion. Possible mechanisms underlying the different types of division activity are discussed.  (+info)

Analysis of the stimulation-inhibition paradox exhibited by lymphocytes exposed to concanavalin A. (3/2012)

High doses of Concanavalin A (Con A), which normally inhibit T-lymphocyte stimulation as measured by increases in DNA synthesis, cause these lymphocytes to become committed to mitogenesis while also generating a dominant but reversible negative growth signal. The observed response to the stimulatory signal as measured by the rate of commitment to enter the S phase (i.e., the rate at which the stimulation becomes lectin independent) increases with lectin concentration even in the inhibitory range. The generation of this positive signal is prevented by treating the cells with colchicine. Cells that have become committed but are also simultaneously blocked from entering the S phase by the high doses of Con A can begin synthesizing DNA if the lectin is released by adding a competitive inhibitor of binding. Experiments done in agarose cultures in which lymphocytes are kept from contact with each other suggest that the reversible inhibitory signal is mediated by structures in the individual cells rather than as a result of agglutination. Continuously dividing cells of the lymphoid line P388 are also individually and reversibly inhibited by Con A. These findings are considered in terms of the relation of the inhibitory signal to the microtubular components of cell surface modulating assemblies made up of submembranous arrays of microtubules, microfilaments, and associated proteins.  (+info)

Pseudogout attack associated with chronic thyroiditis and Sjogren's syndrome. (4/2012)

A 66-year-old woman, diagnosed with chronic thyroiditis at age 63, presented with anorexia and fatigue. Therapy for the chronic thyroiditis consisted of levothyroxine sodium (100 microg/day). Her symptoms were attributed to the insufficient supply of levothyroxine sodium. Following a dosage increase to 150 microg/day, she suffered from an acute attack of pseudogout. Clinical features were complicated by Sjogren's syndrome, which appeared after treatment onset. Pseudogout was effectively treated by colchicine after administration of diclofenac sodium failed to alleviate the symptoms. Pseudogout is a recognized complication of thyroid replacement therapy, but association with Sjogren's syndrome has not been previously reported.  (+info)

Familial Mediterranean fever--renal involvement by diseases other than amyloid. (5/2012)

BACKGROUND: In patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) renal involvement is usually in the form of AA amyloidosis. There is increasing evidence that renal involvement may be due to diseases other than amyloid as well. METHODS: Amongst 302 children with FMF we observed and followed 28 with typical clinical and laboratory features of vasculitis. The diagnosis of FMF was established according to the Tel Hashomer criteria. RESULTS: Polyarteritis nodosa, protracted febrile attacks and Henoch-Schonlein purpura were diagnosed in 4, 13, and 11 patients, respectively. The presentation was often difficult to distinguish from FMF attacks, but protracted febrile attacks lasting several weeks, hypertension, thrombocytosis, and dramatic responses to corticosteroid therapy that were observed in many cases were different from what is observed in classical FMF. CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that FMF, perhaps as a consequence of impaired control of inflammatory responses, predisposes to vasculitis with renal involvement.  (+info)

Influence of centriole behavior on the first spindle formation in zygotes of the brown alga Fucus distichus (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). (6/2012)

The influence of centrioles, derived from the sperm flagellar basal bodies, and the centrosomal material (MTOCs) on spindle formation in the brown alga Fucus distichus (oogamous) was studied by immunofluorescence microscopy using anti-centrin and anti-beta-tubulin antibodies. In contrast to a bipolar spindle, which is formed after normal fertilization, a multipolar spindle was formed in polyspermic zygote. The number of mitotic poles in polyspermic zygotes was double the number of sperm involved in fertilization. As an anti-centrin staining spot (centrioles) was located at these poles, the multipolar spindles in polyspermic zygotes were produced by the supplementary centrioles. When anucleate egg fragments were fertilized, chromosome condensation and mitosis did not occur in the sperm nucleus. Two anti-centrin staining spots could be detected, microtubules (MTs) radiated from nearby, but the mitotic spindle was never produced. When a single sperm fertilized multinucleate eggs (polygyny), abnormal spindles were also observed. In addition to two mitotic poles containing anti-centrin staining spots, extra mitotic poles without anti-centrin staining spots were also formed, and as a result multipolar spindles were formed. When karyogamy was blocked with colchicine, it became clear that the egg nucleus proceeded independently into mitosis accompanying chromosome condensation. A monoastral spindle could be frequently observed, and in rare cases a barrel-shaped spindle was formed. However, when a sperm nucleus was located near an egg nucleus, the two anti-centrin staining spots shifted to the egg nucleus from the sperm nucleus. In this case, a normal spindle was formed, the egg chromosomes arranged at the equator, and the associated MTs elongated from one pole of the egg spindle toward the sperm chromosomes which were scattered. From these results, it became clear that paternal centrioles derived from the sperm have a crucial role in spindle formation in the brown algae, such as they do during animal fertilization. However, paternal centrioles were not adequate for the functional centrosome during spindle formation. We speculated that centrosomal materials from the egg cytoplasm aggregate around the sperm centrioles and are needed for centrosomal activation.  (+info)

Flow cytometric cell cycle analysis of cultured porcine fetal fibroblast cells. (7/2012)

Normal development of nuclear transfer embryos is thought to be dependent on transferral of nuclei in G0 or G1 phases of the cell cycle. Therefore, we investigated the cell cycle characteristics of porcine fetal fibroblast cells cultured under a variety of cell cycle-arresting treatments. This was achieved by using flow cytometry to simultaneously measure cellular DNA and protein content, enabling the calculation of percentages of cells in G0, G1, S, and G2+M phases of the cell cycle. Cultures that were serum starved for 5 days contained higher (p < 0.05) percentages of G0+G1 (87.5 +/- 0. 7) and G0 cells alone (48.3 +/- 9.7) compared with rapidly cycling cultures (G0+G1: 74.1 +/- 3.0; G0: 2.8 +/- 1.2). Growth to confluency increased (p < 0.05) G0+G1 percentages (85.1 +/- 2.8) but did not increase G0 percentages (6.0 +/- 5.3) compared to those in cycling cultures. Separate assessment of small-, medium-, and large-sized cells showed that as the cell size decreased from large to small, percentages of cells in G0+G1 and G0 alone increased (p < 0.05). We found 95.2 +/- 0.3% and 72.2 +/- 12.0% of small serum-starved cells in G0+G1 and G0 alone, respectively. Cultures were also treated with cell cycle inhibitors. Treatment with dimethyl sulfoxide (1%) or colchicine (0.5 microM) increased percentages of cells in G0 (24.8 +/- 20.0) or G2+M (37.4 +/- 4.6), respectively. However, cells were only slightly responsive to mimosine treatment. A more complete understanding of the cell cycle of donor cells should lead to improvements in the efficiency of nuclear transfer procedures.  (+info)

Effect of the microtubule polymerizing agent taxol on contraction, Ca2+ transient and L-type Ca2+ current in rat ventricular myocytes. (8/2012)

1. Microtubules form part of the cytoskeleton. Their role in adult ventricular myocytes is not well understood although microtubule proliferation has previously been linked with reduced contractile function. 2. We investigated the effect of the anti-tumour drug taxol, a known microtubule polymerizing agent, on Ca2+ handling in adult rat ventricular myocytes. 3. Treatment of cells with taxol caused proliferation of microtubules. 4. In taxol-treated cells there was a reduction in the amplitude of contraction, no significant effect on the amplitude of L-type Ca2+ current, but a significant reduction in the amplitude of the Ca2+ transient. 5. Caffeine was used to release Ca2+ from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). There was a significant reduction in the ratio of electrically stimulated : caffeine-induced Ca2+ transients in taxol-treated cells. This observation is consistent with the hypothesis that taxol reduces fractional SR Ca2+ release. 6. We suggest that the negative inotropic effect of taxol may, at least in part, be the result of reduced release of Ca2+ from the SR. Microtubules may be important regulators of Ca2+ handling in the heart.  (+info)

Colchicine is a medication that is primarily used to treat gout, a type of arthritis characterized by sudden and severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints. It works by reducing inflammation and preventing the formation of uric acid crystals that cause gout symptoms.

Colchicine is also used to treat familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), a genetic disorder that causes recurrent fevers and inflammation in the abdomen, chest, and joints. It can help prevent FMF attacks and reduce their severity.

The medication comes in the form of tablets or capsules that are taken by mouth. Common side effects of colchicine include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, it can cause more serious side effects such as muscle weakness, nerve damage, and bone marrow suppression.

It is important to follow the dosage instructions carefully when taking colchicine, as taking too much of the medication can be toxic. People with certain health conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, may need to take a lower dose or avoid using colchicine altogether.

Gout suppressants are a type of medication used to treat acute gout attacks and reduce the risk of future episodes. They work by decreasing the production of uric acid in the body or improving its elimination, thereby reducing the formation of uric acid crystals that cause inflammation and pain in the joints. Common examples of gout suppressants include:

1. Colchicine: This medication is often used to treat acute gout attacks by reducing inflammation and swelling in the affected joint. It should be taken as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms for best results.

2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): These medications, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib, can help alleviate pain and inflammation during an acute gout attack. They are usually more effective when taken at the first sign of an attack.

3. Corticosteroids: In some cases, corticosteroid medications like prednisone may be prescribed to treat severe gout attacks that do not respond to other treatments. These drugs can be administered orally or injected directly into the affected joint.

4. Allopurinol and febuxostat: These medications are called xanthine oxidase inhibitors, which reduce uric acid production in the body. They are typically used for chronic gout management to prevent future attacks and lower the risk of complications such as kidney stones and joint damage.

It is important to note that some gout suppressants may have side effects or interact with other medications, so it is crucial to discuss any concerns with a healthcare provider before starting treatment. Additionally, lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, following a low-purine diet, and staying hydrated can help manage gout symptoms and lower the risk of future attacks.

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Tubulin modulators are a class of drugs that target and alter the function or structure of tubulin, which is a key component of microtubules in cells. These drugs can either stabilize or destabilize microtubules by interacting with tubulin, leading to various effects on cell division and other processes that rely on microtubule dynamics.

There are two main types of tubulin modulators:

1. Microtubule stabilizers: These drugs promote the assembly and stability of microtubules by binding to tubulin, preventing its disassembly. Examples include taxanes (e.g., paclitaxel) and vinca alkaloids (e.g., vinblastine). They are primarily used as anticancer agents because they interfere with the division of cancer cells.
2. Microtubule destabilizers: These drugs inhibit the formation and stability of microtubules by binding to tubulin, promoting its disassembly. Examples include colchicine, vinca alkaloids (e.g., vinorelbine), and combretastatins. They can also be used as anticancer agents because they disrupt the mitotic spindle during cell division, leading to cancer cell death.

Tubulin modulators have various other effects on cells beyond their impact on microtubules, such as interfering with intracellular transport and signaling pathways. These diverse actions contribute to their therapeutic potential in treating diseases like cancer, but they can also lead to side effects that limit their clinical use.

Tubulin is a type of protein that forms microtubules, which are hollow cylindrical structures involved in the cell's cytoskeleton. These structures play important roles in various cellular processes, including maintaining cell shape, cell division, and intracellular transport. There are two main types of tubulin proteins: alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin. They polymerize to form heterodimers, which then assemble into microtubules. The assembly and disassembly of microtubules are dynamic processes that are regulated by various factors, including GTP hydrolysis, motor proteins, and microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs). Tubulin is an essential component of the eukaryotic cell and has been a target for anti-cancer drugs such as taxanes and vinca alkaloids.

Microtubules are hollow, cylindrical structures composed of tubulin proteins in the cytoskeleton of eukaryotic cells. They play crucial roles in various cellular processes such as maintaining cell shape, intracellular transport, and cell division (mitosis and meiosis). Microtubules are dynamic, undergoing continuous assembly and disassembly, which allows them to rapidly reorganize in response to cellular needs. They also form part of important cellular structures like centrioles, basal bodies, and cilia/flagella.

Tropolone is not a medical term, but a chemical compound. It is an organic compound with the formula C7H6O2 and is a colorless solid that is slightly soluble in water. Tropolone has a seven-membered ring containing six carbon atoms and one oxygen atom, which is aromatic.

Tropolone and its derivatives have been studied for their potential medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer activities. However, there are no tropolone-based drugs currently approved for medical use in humans.

Cytochalasin B is a fungal metabolite that inhibits actin polymerization in cells, which can disrupt the cytoskeleton and affect various cellular processes such as cell division and motility. It is often used in research to study actin dynamics and cell shape.

Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a hereditary inflammatory disorder that primarily affects people of Mediterranean ancestry, including populations from Turkey, Armenia, Arab countries, and Jewish communities from the Middle East. It is caused by mutations in the MEFV gene, which provides instructions for making a protein called pyrin or marenostrin.

The main features of FMF include recurrent episodes of fever, serositis (inflammation of the membranes lining the abdominal cavity, chest cavity, or heart), and polyserositis (inflammation affecting multiple serous membranes simultaneously). The attacks usually last between 12 and 72 hours and can be associated with severe abdominal pain, joint pain, and skin rashes.

The diagnosis of FMF is based on clinical criteria, family history, and genetic testing. Treatment typically involves the use of colchicine, an anti-inflammatory medication that helps prevent attacks and reduces the risk of long-term complications such as amyloidosis, a condition characterized by the buildup of abnormal protein deposits in various organs.

Early diagnosis and treatment of FMF are essential to prevent complications and improve quality of life for affected individuals.

Demecolcine is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs called anticholinergics. It is derived from the plant alkaloid colchicine and has been used in medical research for its ability to arrest cells in metaphase, a specific stage of cell division. This property makes demecolcine useful in various laboratory procedures such as chromosome analysis and the production of cultured cell lines.

In clinical settings, demecolcine is not commonly used due to its narrow therapeutic index and potential for toxicity. However, it has been used off-label in some cases to treat conditions associated with uncontrolled cell division, such as certain types of cancer. Its use in these situations is typically reserved for when other treatments have failed or are not well tolerated.

It's important to note that demecolcine should only be administered under the close supervision of a healthcare professional and its use is generally avoided in pregnant women due to the risk of fetal harm.

Vinblastine is an alkaloid derived from the Madagascar periwinkle plant (Catharanthus roseus) and is primarily used in cancer chemotherapy. It is classified as a vinca alkaloid, along with vincristine, vinorelbine, and others.

Medically, vinblastine is an antimicrotubule agent that binds to tubulin, a protein involved in the formation of microtubules during cell division. By binding to tubulin, vinblastine prevents the assembly of microtubules, which are essential for mitosis (cell division). This leads to the inhibition of cell division and ultimately results in the death of rapidly dividing cells, such as cancer cells.

Vinblastine is used to treat various types of cancers, including Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular cancer, breast cancer, and others. It is often administered intravenously in a healthcare setting and may be given as part of a combination chemotherapy regimen with other anticancer drugs.

As with any medication, vinblastine can have side effects, including bone marrow suppression (leading to an increased risk of infection, anemia, and bleeding), neurotoxicity (resulting in peripheral neuropathy, constipation, and jaw pain), nausea, vomiting, hair loss, and mouth sores. Regular monitoring by a healthcare professional is necessary during vinblastine treatment to manage side effects and ensure the safe and effective use of this medication.

Podophyllotoxin is a pharmaceutical agent derived from the podophyllum plant. It is an antimitotic compound that inhibits microtubule assembly, leading to cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. It is primarily used in topical form as a treatment for genital warts, caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Podophyllotoxin works by interfering with the growth of the wart cells, eventually causing them to die off.

It's important to note that podophyllotoxin is a potent cytotoxic agent and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It should not be taken orally or applied to open wounds, and it should be kept out of reach of children.

Cytochalasins are a group of fungal metabolites that have the ability to disrupt the organization and dynamics of the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells. They bind to the barbed end of actin filaments, preventing the addition or loss of actin subunits, which results in the inhibition of actin polymerization and depolymerization. This can lead to changes in cell shape, motility, and cytokinesis (the process by which a cell divides into two daughter cells).

There are several different types of cytochalasins, including cytochalasin A, B, C, D, and E, among others. Each type has slightly different effects on the actin cytoskeleton and may also have other cellular targets. Cytochalasins have been widely used in research to study the role of the actin cytoskeleton in various cellular processes.

In addition to their use in research, cytochalasins have also been investigated for their potential therapeutic applications. For example, some studies have suggested that cytochalasins may have anti-cancer properties by inhibiting the proliferation and migration of cancer cells. However, more research is needed before these compounds can be developed into effective treatments for human diseases.

'Colchicum' is the genus name for a group of plants commonly known as autumn crocus or meadow saffron. These plants are native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, and contain a number of toxic alkaloids, including colchicine.

Colchicine has been used in medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties, particularly in the treatment of gout, a type of arthritis characterized by sudden attacks of pain and swelling in the joints. However, because of its toxicity, colchicine must be administered under close medical supervision.

It is important to note that 'Colchicum' plants should not be consumed or used for medicinal purposes without proper medical guidance, as they can cause serious harm if ingested or mishandled.

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when urate crystals accumulate in and around the joints, causing sudden attacks of severe pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness. Urate crystals can form when there are high levels of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is produced when the body breaks down purines, substances that are found naturally in certain foods, such as steak, organ meats, and seafood. Other foods also promote higher levels of uric acid, such as alcoholic beverages, especially beer, and drinks sweetened with fruit sugar (fructose).

Normally, uric acid dissolves in the blood and passes through the kidneys and out of the body in urine. But sometimes either the body produces too much uric acid or the kidneys excrete too little uric acid. When this happens, uric acid can build up, forming sharp, needle-like urate crystals in a joint or surrounding tissue that cause pain, inflammation and swelling.

Gout most commonly affects the big toe but can also occur in any joint in the body. The symptoms of gout are often acute, occurring suddenly without warning and frequently at night. The attacks are characterized by a rapid onset of pain, swelling, warmth, and redness in the affected joint. An attack of gout can be so painful that it wakes you up from sleep.

Over time, gout can cause permanent damage to the joints and surrounding tissue, resulting in chronic arthritis. If left untreated, gout also can lead to an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the kidneys, which can result in kidney stones.

Cytochalasin D is a toxin produced by certain fungi that inhibits the polymerization and elongation of actin filaments, which are crucial components of the cytoskeleton in cells. This results in the disruption of various cellular processes such as cell division, motility, and shape maintenance. It is often used in research to study actin dynamics and cellular structure.

Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication used to treat various fungal infections, including those affecting the skin, hair, and nails. It works by inhibiting the growth of fungi, particularly dermatophytes, which cause these infections. Griseofulvin can be obtained through a prescription and is available in oral (by mouth) and topical (on the skin) forms.

The primary mechanism of action for griseofulvin involves binding to tubulin, a protein necessary for fungal cell division. This interaction disrupts the formation of microtubules, which are crucial for the fungal cell's structural integrity and growth. As a result, the fungi cannot grow and multiply, allowing the infected tissue to heal and the infection to resolve.

Common side effects associated with griseofulvin use include gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), headache, dizziness, and skin rashes. It is essential to follow the prescribing physician's instructions carefully when taking griseofulvin, as improper usage may lead to reduced effectiveness or increased risk of side effects.

It is important to note that griseofulvin has limited use in modern medicine due to the development of newer and more effective antifungal agents. However, it remains a valuable option for specific fungal infections, particularly those resistant to other treatments.

Cycloheptanes are organic compounds that consist of a seven-membered carbon ring, also known as a heptane ring, with each carbon atom bonded to either another carbon atom or a hydrogen atom. The chemical structure of cycloheptanes can be represented by the formula C7H14.

Cycloheptanes are classified as saturated hydrocarbons because all of the carbon-carbon bonds in the ring are single bonds. This means that there are no double or triple bonds between any of the carbon atoms in the ring.

Cycloheptanes have a variety of uses in the chemical industry, including as intermediates in the synthesis of other chemicals and as solvents. They can also be found in some natural sources, such as certain essential oils.

It is worth noting that cycloheptanes are not commonly encountered in medical contexts, as they do not have direct relevance to human health or disease. However, like all chemical compounds, cycloheptanes can potentially have toxic effects if ingested, inhaled, or otherwise introduced into the body in large enough quantities.

Postpericardiotomy Syndrome (PPS) is a clinical entity that can occur after cardiac surgical procedures. It is characterized by the presence of pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, and/or inflammation of the serosal surfaces lining the heart and chest cavity (pericardium and pleura). The symptoms typically develop within 1-6 weeks after surgery and include fever, chest pain, and signs of fluid accumulation in the pericardial or pleural spaces.

The exact cause of PPS is not fully understood, but it is thought to be related to an immune response to the surgical trauma, leading to inflammation and increased production of cytokines and other mediators. The diagnosis of PPS is typically made based on clinical criteria, including the presence of fever, pleural or pericardial effusion, and evidence of inflammation. Treatment may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, or colchicine to reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms. In severe cases, drainage of the effusions may be necessary.

Pericarditis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the pericardium, which is the thin sac-like membrane that surrounds the heart and contains serous fluid to reduce friction during heartbeats. The inflammation can cause symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and sometimes fever.

The pericardium has two layers: the visceral pericardium, which is tightly adhered to the heart's surface, and the parietal pericardium, which lines the inner surface of the chest cavity. Normally, there is a small amount of fluid between these two layers, allowing for smooth movement of the heart within the chest cavity.

In pericarditis, the inflammation causes the pericardial layers to become irritated and swollen, leading to an accumulation of excess fluid in the pericardial space. This can result in a condition called pericardial effusion, which can further complicate the situation by putting pressure on the heart and impairing its function.

Pericarditis may be caused by various factors, including viral or bacterial infections, autoimmune disorders, heart attacks, trauma, or cancer. Treatment typically involves addressing the underlying cause, managing symptoms, and reducing inflammation with medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), colchicine, or corticosteroids. In severe cases, pericardiocentesis (removal of excess fluid from the pericardial space) or surgical intervention may be necessary.

Vinca alkaloids are a group of naturally occurring chemicals derived from the Madagascar periwinkle plant, Catharanthus roseus. They are known for their antineoplastic (cancer-fighting) properties and are used in chemotherapy to treat various types of cancer. Some examples of vinca alkaloids include vinblastine, vincristine, and vinorelbine. These agents work by disrupting the normal function of microtubules, which are important components of the cell's structure and play a critical role in cell division. By binding to tubulin, a protein that makes up microtubules, vinca alkaloids prevent the formation of mitotic spindles, which are necessary for cell division. This leads to cell cycle arrest and apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells. However, vinca alkaloids can also affect normal cells, leading to side effects such as neurotoxicity, myelosuppression, and gastrointestinal disturbances.

The cytoskeleton is a complex network of various protein filaments that provides structural support, shape, and stability to the cell. It plays a crucial role in maintaining cellular integrity, intracellular organization, and enabling cell movement. The cytoskeleton is composed of three major types of protein fibers: microfilaments (actin filaments), intermediate filaments, and microtubules. These filaments work together to provide mechanical support, participate in cell division, intracellular transport, and help maintain the cell's architecture. The dynamic nature of the cytoskeleton allows cells to adapt to changing environmental conditions and respond to various stimuli.

Gouty arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs due to the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid is a waste product that is formed when the body breaks down purines, which are substances found naturally in the body and in certain foods such as organ meats, anchovies, sardines, and beer.

In people with gouty arthritis, uric acid levels in the blood become elevated, leading to the formation of sharp, needle-like crystals that can accumulate in the joints, causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. The symptoms of gouty arthritis typically occur suddenly and may include:

* Intense pain in the affected joint, often occurring at night
* Redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected area
* Stiffness and limited mobility in the affected joint

The most commonly affected joint is the big toe, but gouty arthritis can also occur in other joints such as the ankles, knees, wrists, and fingers. Over time, repeated episodes of gouty arthritis can lead to joint damage and chronic pain. Treatment typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and manage pain, as well as lifestyle changes to lower uric acid levels in the body.

Nocodazole is not a medical condition or disease, but rather a pharmacological agent used in medical research and clinical settings. It's a synthetic chemical compound that belongs to the class of drugs known as microtubule inhibitors. Nocodazole works by binding to and disrupting the dynamic assembly and disassembly of microtubules, which are important components of the cell's cytoskeleton and play a critical role in cell division.

Nocodazole is primarily used in research settings as a tool for studying cell biology and mitosis, the process by which cells divide. It can be used to synchronize cells in the cell cycle or to induce mitotic arrest, making it useful for investigating various aspects of cell division and chromosome behavior.

In clinical settings, nocodazole has been used off-label as a component of some cancer treatment regimens, particularly in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. Its ability to disrupt microtubules can interfere with the proliferation of cancer cells and enhance the effectiveness of certain anti-cancer drugs. However, its use is not widespread due to potential side effects and the availability of alternative treatments.

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  • Colchicine (Colcrys) is also used to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. (medlineplus.gov)
  • When colchicine (Colcrys) is used to relieve the pain of a gout attack, one dose is usually taken at the first sign of pain and a second, smaller dose is usually taken one hour later. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If you are taking colchicine (Colcrys) to treat FMF, your doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase your dose. (medlineplus.gov)
  • July 31, 2009 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first single-ingredient oral colchicine product ( Colcrys , Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc) for the treatment of familial Mediterranean fever and acute gout flares. (medscape.com)
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  • Potential applications for the anti-inflammatory effect of colchicine have been studied with regard to atherosclerosis and chronic coronary disease (e.g., stable ischemic heart disease). (wikipedia.org)
  • nirmatrelvir will increase the level or effect of colchicine by affecting hepatic/intestinal enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. (medscape.com)
  • adagrasib will increase the level or effect of colchicine by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. (medscape.com)
  • amiodarone will increase the level or effect of colchicine by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter. (medscape.com)
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  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to colchicine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in colchicine tablets or solution. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved colchicine 0.5-mg tablets (Lodoco, Agepha Pharma) as the first anti-inflammatory drug shown to reduce the risk for myocardial infarction , stroke , coronary revascularization, and cardiovascular death in adult patients with either established atherosclerotic disease or multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease. (medscape.com)
  • To treat acute gouty arthritis the usual dose of colchicine to relieve or abort an attack is 1 to 1.2 mg (two 0.5 mg granules or two 0.6 mg tablets). (rxlist.com)
  • Colchicine tablets should be stored at room temperature and kept away from light exposure. (marvistavet.com)
  • In the United States, 0.6-mg tablets of generic colchicine cost as little as $1.90 each with free coupons, according to goodrx.com. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • If you think you have taken more colchicine tablets than you should have, you should contact your doctor or go to accident and emergency (A&E). Symptoms of an overdose include feeling sick, vomiting, stomach pain, bloody diarrhoea and low blood pressure. (versusarthritis.org)
  • A 2021 updated Cochrane review found that low-dose colchicine had benefits similar to NSAIDs. (wikipedia.org)
  • In June 2023, the U.S. FDA approved a low-dose colchicine regimen for the prevention of heart attacks in adult patients with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your doctor may tell you to take an extra dose of colchicine, followed by a smaller dose one hour later. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If you take extra doses of colchicine to treat a gout attack, you should not take your next scheduled dose of colchicine until at least 12 hours have passed since you took the extra doses. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Investigators conducted a pilot trial in ACS patients treated with drug-eluting stents (DES) who received low-dose colchicine the day after PCI, together with P2Y 12 inhibitor (ticagrelor or prasugrel) maintenance therapy. (medscape.com)
  • In ACS patients undergoing PCI, it is feasible to discontinue aspirin therapy and administer low-dose colchicine on the day after PCI in addition to ticagrelor or prasugrel P2Y 12 inhibitors," write Seung-Yul Lee, MD, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea, and colleagues. (medscape.com)
  • On the day after PCI, aspirin was discontinued, and low-dose colchicine (0.6 mg once daily) was administered in addition to the P2Y 12 inhibitor. (medscape.com)
  • Dose reductions or interruption of colchicine therapy should be considered in patients with normal renal and hepatic function who require concomitant treatment with a P-glycoprotein or strong cytochrome P 450 isoenzyme 3A4 inhibitor. (medscape.com)
  • As a result, the FDA-approved dose of colchicine in acute gout flares is 1.2 mg followed by a second dose of 0.6 mg administered 1 hour later (total, 1.8 mg). (medscape.com)
  • FDA Approves Colchicine With Drug Interaction and Dose Warnings - Medscape - Jul 31, 2009. (medscape.com)
  • They are often the first signs of toxicity and may indicate that the colchicine dose needs to be reduced or therapy stopped. (rxlist.com)
  • If coadministration is necessary, decrease colchicine dose or frequency as recommended in prescribing information. (medscape.com)
  • A significantly lower occurrence of cardiovascular events was observed in chronic coronary disease patients receiving low-dose colchicine compared with those receiving placebo, according to results from the LoDoCo2 trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at ESC Congress 2020 . (acc.org)
  • Half were randomly assigned to take a low dose of colchicine (0.5 milligrams per day), while the other half received a placebo. (reachmd.com)
  • Ten to 20% of a colchicine dose is excreted unchanged by the kidneys. (homecuresforgout.org)
  • Colchicine is potentially toxic so it is important not to exceed the dose prescribed by a physician with the necessary knowledge and experience. (medthority.com)
  • If co-administration of clarithromycin and colchicine is necessary in patients with normal renal and hepatic function, the dose of colchicine should be reduced. (catalystphotogroup.com)
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  • 1 , 2 In 2009, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of colchicine for familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), and the prevention and treatment of gouty attacks. (bmj.com)
  • Colchicine is also used in adults and children ages 4 and older to treat familial mediterranean fever fmf , which is a condition that causes fever, pain, and swelling of the stomach, lungs, and joints. (catalystphotogroup.com)
  • Colchicine is in a class of medications called anti-gout agents. (medlineplus.gov)
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  • 4 Among these, colchicine is able to impair platelet aggregation and leucocyte migration through an action on adhesion molecules, 5 effect shared with NSAIDs, including salicylates. (bmj.com)
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  • An FDA analysis of safety data from reported adverse events, published literature, and company-sponsored pharmacokinetic and drug interaction studies has revealed cases of fatal colchicine toxicity in certain patients receiving standard doses of the drug concomitantly with other drugs such as clarithromycin. (medscape.com)
  • These data suggested that drug interactions affecting the gastrointestinal absorption and/or hepatic metabolism of colchicine play a central role in the development of toxicity, the FDA said. (medscape.com)
  • Patients should be instructed to avoid consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment and to maintain an index of suspicion for signs of colchicine toxicity such as muscle numbness/pain, numbness/tingling in the extremities, unusual bleeding/bruising, severe diarrhea/vomiting, feeling weak/tired, increased infections, and pale or grey color of the lips, tongue, or palms. (medscape.com)
  • Colchicine has been reported to cause neuromuscular toxicity, which may present as muscle pain or weakness [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS ]. (rxlist.com)
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  • However, the therapeutic value of colchicine against cancer is (as is typical with chemotherapy agents) limited by its toxicity against normal cells. (p212121.com)
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  • You should avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking colchicine because it can increase the amount of colchicine in your blood. (versusarthritis.org)
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  • The routine use of colchicine in combination with conventional therapy is supported by results from the COlchicine for acute PEricarditis (COPE) trial. (medscape.com)
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  • Colchicine is soluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol, and slightly soluble in ether. (rxlist.com)
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  • Patients who received colchicine in this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial presented better evolution in terms of the need for supplemental oxygen and the length of hospitalisation. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • The Brazilian authors of the new study, led by Maria Isabel Lopes of the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto Medical School, randomly assigned 75 hospitalized patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 to colchicine or placebo. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • and the placebo group had more women (61% vs. 47% in the colchicine group, P = .34). (the-hospitalist.org)
  • As for side effects, new or worsened diarrhea was reported more often in the colchicine group (17% vs. 6% with placebo), but the difference was not statistically significant ( P = .26), and diarrhea was controlled via medication. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Trial investigators randomized a total of 5,522 patients to receive either 0.5 mg of colchicine once daily (2,762) or placebo (2,760). (acc.org)
  • Overall, a primary endpoint event occurred in 187 patients (6.8%) in the colchicine group compared with 264 patients (9.6%) in the placebo group. (acc.org)
  • A secondary endpoint event occurred in 115 patients (4.2%) in the colchicine group and in 157 patients (5.7%) in the placebo group. (acc.org)
  • Researchers led by Stefan M. Nidorf, MD, FACC, also noted significantly lower rates of spontaneous myocardial infarction or ischemia-driven coronary revascularization, cardiovascular death or spontaneous myocardial infarction, ischemia-driven coronary revascularization, and spontaneous myocardial infarction with colchicine than with placebo. (acc.org)
  • However, the incidence of death from noncardiovascular causes was higher in the colchicine group than in the placebo group. (acc.org)
  • Older adults who used the drug colchicine were less likely to need hip or knee replacement surgery over the next two years, versus those given placebo pills, a new study found. (reachmd.com)
  • More recently, in 2020, a clinical trial found that colchicine benefits people who'd recently suffered a heart attack: It reduced their risk of further heart complications and stroke over the next two years, in comparison to a placebo. (reachmd.com)
  • Heijman's team found that over two-plus years, 2.5% of colchicine patients underwent hip or knee replacement surgery, versus 3.5% of placebo patients. (reachmd.com)
  • Colchicine will be compared to placebo. (who.int)
  • Environmental information for colchicine is not available on fass.se (2021-10-15). (janusinfo.se)
  • Common side effects of colchicine include gastrointestinal upset, particularly at high doses. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to one review, colchicine poisoning by overdose (range of acute doses of 7 to 26 mg) begins with a gastrointestinal phase occurring 10-24 hours after ingestion, followed by multiple organ dysfunction occurring 24 hours to 7 days after ingestion, after which the affected person either declines into multiple organ failure or recovers over several weeks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exposure to colchicine can be fatal in very small doses (e.g., 7 to 65 mg). (cdc.gov)
  • The new prescribing information for colchicine also contains data from clinical studies showing that substantially lower doses than usual provide equal efficacy for the treatment of gout with improved safety parameters. (medscape.com)
  • In addition, there is preliminary evidence that daily colchicine (0.6 mg twice daily) may be effective as a long-term prophylaxis when used with allopurinol to reduce the risk of increased uric acid levels and acute gout flares, although adverse gastrointestinal effects may occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colchicine is used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Colchicine works by lessoning the buildup of uric acid crystals which cause pain. (canadapharmacydepot.com)
  • In their interesting paper, 3 Reyes et al highlighted the potential anti-inflammatory role of colchicine in COVID-19. (bmj.com)
  • Although certain medicines can interfere with the way Colchicine works, there is no evidence to suggest that colchicine interacts with vaccinations. (versusarthritis.org)
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  • Colchicine can prevent attacks of gout and control FMF only as long as you take the medication. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Colchicine capsules are not an analgesic medication and should not be used to treat pain from other causes. (rxlist.com)
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  • The gout drug colchicine appears to lower the severity of COVID-19, a small new Brazilian study finds, adding to evidence that the familiar medication holds promise as a treatment for hospitalized patients. (the-hospitalist.org)
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  • The results of experiments so far carried out with colchicine, although mostly of a preliminary nature, have raised hopes of producing vigorous fertile forms from sterile hybrids, and several workers, notably Dermen 2 (1938), Nebel and Ruttle 3 (1938), Levan 4 (1938) and Kostoff 5 (1938), have repeated the experiments of Blakeslee and reported favourably regarding the efficacy of this alkaloid in producing polyploids. (nature.com)
  • Colchicine is a tricyclic alkaloid derived from colchicum plants. (bmj.com)
  • As with other members of the Colchicaceae, this plant contains high levels of colchicine, a toxic alkaloid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colchicine is an alkaloid extract that inhibits microtubule formation and has unique anti-inflammatory properties. (medscape.com)
  • Since one of the defining characteristics of cancer cells is a significantly increased rate of mitosis, cancer cells are significantly more vulnerable to colchicine poisoning than are normal cells. (p212121.com)
  • Availability of tubulin is essential to mitosis , and therefore colchicine effectively functions as a "mitotic poison" or spindle poison . (homecuresforgout.org)
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  • Colchicine capsules are administered orally, without regard to meals. (rxlist.com)
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  • Colchicine is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent for long-term treatment of Behçet's disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colchicine is a highly toxic plant hormone that is used medically in the treatment of gout and in scientific research. (cdc.gov)
  • If you are taking colchicine to prevent gout attacks, call your doctor right away if you experience a gout attack during your treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In this new study, researchers tested a "strategy that substitutes aspirin with colchicine during the acute phase to maximize the treatment effect of reducing recurrent ischemia and bleeding," they write. (medscape.com)
  • THE discovery by Blakeslee 1 in 1937 that treatment with colchicine induces doubling of chromosomes in plant cells, leading to the production of polyploids, is of practical importance to the breeder who is faced with the problem of sterility in hybrids from wide crosses, arising from the different material constitution of the chromosomes of the parents. (nature.com)
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  • Colchicine has been especially prescribed for the treatment of gouty attacks: the first description of this use has been reported in De Materia Medica (latin for 'On Medical Material'), an encyclopaedia and pharmacopoeia of herbs and the medicines that can be obtained from them, written by Pedanius Dioscorides between 50 AD and 70 AD. (bmj.com)
  • Because the risk of amyloid development is the same regardless of the number of fever episodes, it has been recommended that colchicine treatment begin as soon as the the condition is diagnosed. (marvistavet.com)
  • The oral anti-inflammatory colchicine, widely used as treatment in rheumatic disease, was first approved in the United States 60 years ago. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • If colchicine isn't suitable, your doctor will discuss other treatment options with you. (versusarthritis.org)
  • But the results do make a "strong argument" for studying colchicine as a treatment for osteoarthritis, said lead researcher Michelle Heijman , of Sint Maartens Clinic, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. (reachmd.com)
  • Dr. Linda Russell , a rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City, agreed that colchicine should be further studied as an osteoarthritis treatment. (reachmd.com)
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  • The Heart Research Institute scientists, in collaboration with the Royal North Shore Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The University of Sydney, have reviewed colchicine and its potential as a treatment for CVD, in a paper published in Heart, Lung and Circulation . (hriuk.org)
  • Given the current lack of primary immunomodulatory drugs in the treatment of atherosclerosis, colchicine is a promising candidate to fill this therapeutic need. (hriuk.org)
  • Upcoming clinical trials may also identify novel inflammatory biomarkers and specific subgroups of patients who might benefit most from colchicine treatment," says Dr Kurup. (hriuk.org)
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  • If patients develop signs or symptoms that could indicate a blood cell dyscrasia, such as fever, stomatitis, sore throat, prolonged bleeding, bruising or skin disorders, treatment with colchicine should be immediately discontinued and a full haematological investigation should be conducted straight away. (medthority.com)
  • colchicine is also used for the constipation predominant irritable syndrome in women and also for the treatment of persistent or severe aphthous stomatis. (catalystphotogroup.com)
  • Your colchicine dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment and other food or drugs you may take. (canadapharmacydepot.com)
  • Asked by Dr Allan S Jaffe (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN) whether colchicine treatment worked in patients who'd previously not responded, Imazio countered that first failure may reflect how the drug was used the first time. (medscape.com)
  • Colchicine has been around as a treatment for gout -its primary indication today-since the first century AD and used even earlier for rheumatism. (medscape.com)
  • Regarding treatment, 97% of patients responded well to colchicine, and amyloidosis was not documented in any patients after 5 years follow-up. (who.int)
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  • Colchicine, a drug commonly used to treat gout, is emerging as an exciting candidate to address the current unmet clinical need in treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). (hriuk.org)
  • There is increasing clinical evidence that colchicine could be the solution we have been searching for. (hriuk.org)
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  • In this condition, it appears to relieve inflammation associated with crystal accumulation but in dogs and cats colchicine is used to reduce scarring processes such as liver cirrhosis and abnormal protein deposition such as amyloidosis. (marvistavet.com)
  • So Heijman's team reasoned that patients given colchicine in the 2020 trial might also have had a lower likelihood of hip or knee replacement surgery. (reachmd.com)
  • The recommended dosage of colchicine depends on the use of coadministered drugs [see DRUG INTERACTIONS ]. (rxlist.com)
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  • Long-term (prophylactic) regimens of oral colchicine are absolutely contraindicated in people with advanced kidney failure (including those on dialysis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Colchicine capsules are supplied for oral administration. (rxlist.com)
  • Colchicine is an oral drug that has long been prescribed for a different form of arthritis called gout. (reachmd.com)
  • These patents are listed in OB for Gloperba (colchicine) oral solution and Granules pharma filed ANDA containing P-IV certification. (pharmaipcircle.com)
  • Colchicine is not a pain reliever and cannot be used to treat pain that is not caused by gout or FMF. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Could Colchicine Replace Aspirin After PCI for ACS? (medscape.com)
  • A new pilot study suggests that aspirin can be discontinued on the day after the PCI, and colchicine , an anti-inflammatory agent, could be added to reduce the risk for ischemic events in these patients, while mitigating the increased bleeding risk associated with aspirin. (medscape.com)
  • Determination of the antimitotic agents N-Desacetylcolchicine, demecocline and colchicine in serum and urine. (cdc.gov)
  • Confirmation of the suspected toxicosis was obtained by detecting colchicine in serum and urine using liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization. (uzh.ch)
  • Colchicine works by inhibiting the body's production of particular inflammatory proteins -- ones that have been implicated in osteoarthritis progression. (reachmd.com)
  • In this article is reported the scientific and molecular motivation related to the use of colchicine as monotherapy or in association in all three phases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 modulating the inflammatory state. (authorea.com)
  • Colchicine may cause severe bone marrow depression (agranulocytosis, aplastic anaemia, thrombocytopenia). (medthority.com)
  • Whether colchicine is safe for use during pregnancy is unclear, but its use during breastfeeding appears to be safe. (wikipedia.org)
  • During pregnancy, colchicine should be used only when prescribed. (rxlist.com)
  • Colchicine cannot be used in pregnancy and is probably best not used in animals intended for breeding. (marvistavet.com)
  • Colchicine should not be used in pregnancy as it interferes will cell division. (marvistavet.com)
  • A case in which colchicine is detected in urine, serum, or plasma (2), as determined by a laboratory. (cdc.gov)
  • The use of colchicine may cause a urine dip stick to falsely read positive for blood. (marvistavet.com)
  • Although the serum colchicine concentration had declined to an apparently nontoxic level of 2.4 ng/ml, a more prominent concentration (640 ng/ml) indicative of colchicine poisoning was detected in the urine. (uzh.ch)
  • Colchicine has a narrow therapeutic index, so overdosing is a significant risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colchicine has a narrow therapeutic window. (medthority.com)
  • A clinically compatible case in which a high index of suspicion (credible threat or patient history regarding location and time) exists for colchicine exposure, or an epidemiologic link exists between this case and a laboratory-confirmed case. (cdc.gov)
  • In very rare cases it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction to colchicine. (versusarthritis.org)
  • Concurrent use of colchicine and cyclosporine (an immunomodulator), diltiazem (used in heart disease), or erythromycin (an antibiotic) can increase the potential for kidney damage and bone marrow suppression. (marvistavet.com)
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  • Drug interactions are reported among 161 people who take Ciprofloxacin and Colchicine. (ehealthme.com)
  • Colchicine capsules are indicated for prophylaxis of gout flares in adults. (rxlist.com)
  • Such patients should be carefully monitored for adverse effects of colchicine (see also section 5.2). (medthority.com)
  • Colchicine, in the form of the autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale), has been used as early as 1500 BC to treat joint swelling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Colchicine is derived from the meadow saffron or autumn crocus plant (Colchicum autumnale), which is locally abundant in meadows throughout most of Europe and has become naturalized in parts of North America. (cdc.gov)
  • Colchicine is obtained from a variety of Colchicum species such as Colchicum autumnale (Liliaceae). (p212121.com)
  • Indeed, the feeding of Colchicum autumnale with radioactive amino acid, tyrosine-2-C14, caused the latter to partially incorporate in the ring system of colchicine. (homecuresforgout.org)
  • Principal alcaloide de la Colchicum autumnale L. que también se encuentra en otras especies Colchicum. (bvsalud.org)
  • What Are Side Effects of Colchicine? (rxlist.com)
  • Like any medicine, colchicine can sometimes cause side effects. (versusarthritis.org)
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  • Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of colchicine. (canadapharmacydepot.com)