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Colchicine is a known anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative drug obtained from plant known as Colchicum autumnale.  In the past it has been used as an antiinflammatory drug in the gout and mediterranean fever and in several off label conditions. Despite concerns about its gastro-intestinal tolerability, drug interactions and narrow therapeutic window, colchicine has shown promise in many cardiovascular diseases including chronic pericarditis and ischaemic heart disease.  Present review has been done with an objective to explore therapeutic and pleotropic anti-inflammatory effects of colchicine in various inflammatory clinical conditions including Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2).  Literature search has been carried out by all researchers using databases PubMed/MEDLINE, Google Scholar, EMBASE, SCOPUS and Cochrane (central) review. In the era of Covid-19, researchers across the globe are repurposing and exploring the role of colchicine in Covid-19 induced cytokine storm and inflammation.  Using formulations of colchicine through targeted drug delivery approach may help in greater safety and acceptability of colchicine for various inflammatory conditions.


Colchicine anti-inflammatory anti-proliferative Covid-19

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Seema Manak, & Deep Inder. (2022). Revisiting anti-inflammatory potential of colchicine and repurposing use of colchicine in Covid-19: A comprehensive review. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 11(2), 97-102. Retrieved from


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