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…

How Can I Stay Active When I Have Gout?

As you’ve probably heard from your doctor, regular exercise is an important part of staying healthy long-term.1 Among other benefits, physical activity can help you increase your strength and flexibility, relieve stress and boost your self-esteem.1 But staying…

Is Gout Hereditary?

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that is known for its intensely painful attacks.1 Long referred to as “the disease of kings,”2 many people and even some healthcare professionals associate gout with excess—specifically, eating and drinking…

Stay Organized With a Medication Log

As we age, many of us need multiple medications each day to help manage our chronic health conditions.1 But when you take more than one medicine, it can be hard to keep track of everything.2 Consider how a…

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…

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…

Gout and Heart Disease: How Risk Factors for Gout May Impact Your Heart Health

Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, affects more than 8 million people in the US.1 Gout can eventually cause permanent damage to bones and joints of adults if left unmanaged.2 In addition, the risk factors for gout can…

How Can I Fit Physical Activity Into My Busy Life?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70 percent of American adults are considered overweight or obese.1 Multiple studies show that our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are putting our health at risk.2,3 But finding time…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.