Colchicine is predominantly used in the treatment of gout but is also prescribed for conditions such as Behcet's disease and aphthous stomatitis. Colchicine is also prescribed for those with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Colchicine works by inhibiting microtubule formation as well as inhibition of neutrophil activity. As a consequence, it serves to reduce inflammation, a common symptom seen in gout. Colchicine is well tolerated though some patients have reported experiencing severe allergic reactions. Should you experience any unwelcome side-effects, take the time to report to your prescriber at the first opportunity.