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In addition to what Keith said:
-one advantage that comes with taking colchicine as a course is that it is effective from the very start of a flare (no waiting for you to notice the problem, to take the pill and finally for the pill to work its way into your system).
-if you are taking colchicine ad hoc, discontinuing it too early after a flare (or lowering the dose too quickly) may lead to a comeback or to new flares.
-if you are cleared to take 1.0 mg per day you may want to try to take only 0.5 as a course and the second 0.5 ad hoc.

Colchicine is something you will have to experiment with a bit (within individualized guidelines provided by your doctors) for best result with the lowest possible dose.