I’ve been diagnosed with gout. Now what?

If you have recently learned you have gout, you may have mixed feelings about your diagnosis. Perhaps you are relieved to know that the source of your discomfort is treatable. Or maybe you are worried about how you will manage…

Caring For Your Loved One With Gout

As excruciating as gout flares can be1, it’s almost as painful to watch someone else suffer with them—especially someone you care about. Fortunately, there are many ways to provide support and help make life better for someone with…

Why Do Gout Attacks Happen at Night?

Many people with gout know what it’s like to be awakened at 3 am with the excruciating pain of a gout flare. But why do gout attacks happen at night? Dr. Hyon Choi, Director of Clinical Epidemiology at Massachusetts General…

Is There a Link Between Drinking Coffee and Gout?

If you start your day with coffee, you’re in good company. According to the results of a survey commissioned by the National Coffee Association, 64 percent of Americans 18 or over drink it every day.1 Everyone knows that coffee…

How Can I Talk to My Doctor About Gout?

Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, affects more than eight million Americans.1 The disease is caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream, a medical condition known as hyperuricemia.1 Adults with gout may experience sudden and severely painful…

What Is a Gout Diet?

While it’s a great idea to follow a well-balanced diet, it’s especially important for gout sufferers to watch what they eat. Cutting down on or eliminating certain foods can make a difference in preventing gout flares.1 Read on to…

Shoes for Gout: What is the Best Footwear if I Have Gout in My Feet?

Almost everyone knows how uncomfortable it is to wear shoes that don’t fit properly. And many of us are guilty of trading comfort and function for style from time to time. But if you have gout in your feet, you…

The Most Common Risk Factors for Gout

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals in the bloodstream.1 This condition causes crystals to form and build up around one or more joints.1 People with gout suffer from episodes…

Gout in Women: Not Just a Men’s Disease

Gout is a painful type of inflammatory arthritis that affects more than 8 million people in the US.1 Nearly three times as many men as women have gout.1 However, the risk of gout can increase as a woman…

What Is the Difference Between Gout and Gout Flares?

More than 8 million Americans suffer with gout.1 But many don’t know they have gout because they haven’t experienced gout flares. It’s important to understand the difference between gout and gout flares. Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, has…

Eating Healthy With Gout This Summer

Summer is here—that wonderful time of year when fresh, delicious produce is everywhere! While it’s a great idea to follow a well-balanced diet all year long, many foods widely available right now can be especially helpful in preventing gout flares.…

Which Medications Can Affect Gout?

If you are like many American adults, you take multiple prescription medications each day to manage your chronic health conditions.1 Although these prescriptions may help to improve your overall health, you may not be aware of which medications can…

The Four Stages of Gout: What Could Happen if I Don’t Manage My Gout

If you’ve ever had a gout flare, you know one thing for sure—you never want it to happen again. Flares can occur suddenly, often in the middle of the night.1 You might wake up to find that your big…

Exercise and Adults With Gout

Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis.1,2 Painful gout flares can happen when excess uric acid in the bloodstream causes urate crystals to build up around the joints.2 Although medication is often the most effective way to…

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…

Tips to Help Manage Gout in Social Settings

Gout is a painful type of inflammatory arthritis.1 It is caused by the build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints.2 Adults with gout can suffer from attacks, also called flares, which include sudden episodes of pain, redness,…

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,…

What is Gout?

Gout is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis.1 Approximately 8.3 million Americans live with this disease.1 Gout usually appears first in the big toe, but can also affect the midfoot, ankles, knees, elbows, wrists and hands.2 In…

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 Men Need to Know About Gout

Gout, a painful form of inflammatory arthritis, causes swelling and redness in the big toe and feet, as well as other body parts.1 Gout results from an overproduction by the body of uric acid, which can build up in…

Important Things to Know About Alcohol and Gout Flare Prevention in Adults

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis. It is caused by a condition called hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia happens when there is too much uric acid in the body. When this occurs, uric acid crystals can build up in the joints,…

What Happens to Your Body When You Have Gout?

A frequently asked question is: “What happens to your body when you have gout?” Gout is a type of arthritis. It is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, also called hyperuricemia.1 Gout often occurs…

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,…

Menopause and Gout: What You Need to Know

Gout, a painful form of inflammatory arthritis, has been in existence since ancient times.1 With its painful swelling and redness, gout often occurs in the big toe and may show up in other body parts, such as in the…

Couples and Gout: What You Need to Know

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis. Unlike other types of arthritis, it’s caused by a build-up of uric acid in the body. This build-up of uric acid can lead to deposits of crystals that form around the joints, often…

Best and Worst Foods and Drinks for Adults with Gout

People affected by gout actually have a lot of power over the course of their disease. That’s because what a person chooses to eat and drink can have a direct effect on gout symptoms.1 Gout is a type of…

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…

Mitigare® for the Prevention of Gout Flares in Adults: What You Need to Know

Gout is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis1 caused by a condition called hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia happens when there is too much uric acid in the body. When there is too much uric acid in the body, uric acid crystals…

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.