How Do I Know if I Have Gout?

If you’ve ever woken up during the night with a burning pain in your foot, you may have had a gout flare.1 But gout can be tricky to diagnose, because its symptoms, when they do appear, are similar to…

Understanding Gout Flare Triggers

If you’re like a lot of adults with gout, your first experience with the disease was probably very sudden.1 Perhaps you awoke in the middle of the night feeling like your big toe was on fire.1 After spending…

Gout Awareness Day: May 22

Gout Awareness Day, May 22, was created to raise awareness of and educate people about this extremely painful form of inflammatory arthritis.1 Read on to learn more about this common ailment and what you can do to prevent flares.…

Generic vs Brand-name Drugs

Perhaps you’ve come home from a recent trip to the drugstore to find that your prescription for a brand-name drug has been filled with a generic version. But do generic medicines work the same as branded medicines? According to the…

How Can I Save Money on My Generic Colchicine Prescription?

You may already know that the True Blue Savings card helps eligible patients save on Mitigare® (Colchicine) 0.6 mg Capsules. But did you know that you may be able to save on generic colchicine as well? Read on to…

Allopurinol and Colchicine May Help Adults Prevent Gout Flares

More than eight million Americans are currently living with gout.1 If you are one of them, your doctor may have prescribed you a urate-lowering therapy (ULT) such as allopurinol. Allopurinol can help to prevent gout flares because it slows…

Which Medications May Interact With Mitigare®?

Any time you start on a new medication, it is important to consider how it might interact with the other medicines, vitamins or supplements you are already taking. What are some medications that may interact with Mitigare®? Read…

ULT and Colchicine: How Are They Used Together?

If you suffer with gout, you may take a uric-acid lowering therapy (ULT) such as allopurinol, Uloric (febuxostat), Zurampic® (lesinurad) or Krystexxa® (pegloticase).1-4 These medications have been shown to be a key part of gout flare prevention…

Why Is the Color of a Medication Important?

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, medication errors are the most common type of mistake made in health care.1 However, the color of a medication can reduce the risk of these errors by helping patients confirm that…

Saving Green With Mitigare® (Colchicine) and the True Blue Savings Card

If you’re one of the more than eight million Americans who live with gout1, you’re probably familiar with the severe pain and discomfort flares can cause. Fortunately for adults with gout, there’s a prescription medication available that is…

Why It’s Important for Adults to Stay on Preventive Therapy Against Gout Flares

Approximately 8.3 million Americans are currently living with gout.1 Certain lifestyle changes may help manage this painful disease, but medication is the most proven, effective preventive therapy against gout flares.2 One such medication your doctor may prescribe is…

Fast Facts on the Mitigare® (Colchicine) True Blue Savings Card

The Mitigare® True Blue Savings Card helps qualified patients save on their colchicine therapy. With the Mitigare® True Blue Savings Card, eligible patients can receive Mitigare®(colchicine) 0.6 mg Capsules or Authorized Generic Colchicine 0.6 mg Capsules…

3 Things You Should Know About Generic Colchicine 0.6 mg Capsules

Colchicine is a medicine used to help prevent gout flares in adults.1 Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the joints, leading to chronic swelling and often intense pain.…

Consider Mitigare® (colchicine) 0.6 mg Capsules for Preventing Gout Flares in Adults

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by a condition called hyperuricemia.1 Hyperuricemia happens when there is too much uric acid in the body.1 When hyperuricemia becomes severe, uric acid crystals can build up in the joints,…

Top Signs You May Want to See a Doctor for Gout

People with gout, a painful form of inflammatory arthritis, sometimes have an initial occurrence, followed by a long period of time when the gout is in remittance before it flares again.  Eventually, gout flares may occur more frequently and gout…

What You Need to Know After Being Diagnosed with Gout

The big toe often is where gout attacks first. Gout attacks also can occur in the heels, instep, ankles, knees, elbows, hips, thumbs, and fingers. Symptoms of gout include intense pain that often begins in the middle of the night,…

Colchicine: How Does It Help Adults with Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints and other areas of the body and surrounding tissues. These crystals come from the body’s breakdown of purines, which occur naturally in your…

Important Safety Information for Mitigare® (colchicine) 0.6 mg capsules

  • Colchicine 0.6 mg capsules are contraindicated in patients with renal or hepatic impairment who are currently prescribed drugs that inhibit both P-gp and CYP3A4. Combining these dual inhibitors with colchicine in patients with renal or hepatic impairment has resulted in life-threatening or fatal colchicine toxicity. Patients with both renal and hepatic impairment should not be given Mitigare®.
  • Fatal overdoses have been reported with colchicine in adults and children. Keep Mitigare® out of the reach of children.
  • Blood dyscrasias such as myelosuppression, leukopenia, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia, and aplastic anemia have been reported with colchicine used in therapeutic doses.
  • Monitor for toxicity and if present consider temporary interruption or discontinuation of colchicine.
  • Drug interaction with dual P-gp and CYP3A4 inhibitors: Co-administration of colchicine with dual P-gp and CYP3A4 inhibitors has resulted in life-threatening interactions and death.
  • Neuromuscular toxicity and rhabdomyolysis may occur with chronic treatment with colchicine in therapeutic doses, especially in combination with other drugs known to cause this effect. Patients with impaired renal function and elderly patients (including those with normal renal and hepatic function) are at increased risk. Consider temporary interruption or discontinuation of Mitigare®.
  • The most commonly reported adverse reactions with colchicine are gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

Indication

Mitigare® is indicated for prophylaxis of gout flares in adults. The safety and effectiveness of Mitigare for acute treatment of gout flares during prophylaxis has not been studied.

Mitigare® is not an analgesic medication and should not be used to treat pain from other causes.

For Full Prescribing Information please CLICK HERE and for Medication Guide CLICK HERE.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.

Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Important Safety Information for Mitigare® (colchicine) 0.6 mg capsules

  • Colchicine 0.6 mg capsules are contraindicated in patients with renal or hepatic impairment who are currently prescribed drugs that inhibit both P-gp and CYP3A4. Combining these dual inhibitors with colchicine in patients with renal or hepatic impairment has resulted in life-threatening or fatal colchicine toxicity. Patients with both renal and hepatic impairment should not be given Mitigare®.
  • Fatal overdoses have been reported with colchicine in adults and children. Keep Mitigare® out of the reach of children.