Is colchicine an effective treatment for pericarditis?
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The addition of colchicine to conventional treatment (aspirin or prednisone) significantly reduces symptoms at 72 hours and the rate of recurrence of pericarditis compared with conventional treatment alone. The effects are seen in patients with either a first episode of pericarditis or a first recurrence of pericarditis. (SOR: B, based on 2 RCTs.)
Evidence Based Practice 14(8): 14.