|Molar mass||399.437 g/mol|
|Biological half-life||26.6-31.2 hours|
|Metabolism||Metabolism, partly by CYP3A4|
|ATC code||M04AC01 (WHO)|
|Trade name||Colcrys, Mitigare, others|
Colchicine is a medication most commonly used to treat gout. It is a toxic natural product and secondary metabolite, originally extracted from plants of the genus Colchicum. Adverse effects are primarily gastrointestinal upset at high doses.