Welcome to the Mitigare® Gout Flare Prevention Blog, where adults can find helpful information about gout, gout flares, gout flare prevention, and lifestyle tips. Come back often to see our latest blog posts.

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

The Most Common Gout Symptoms in Adults

Picture this: You’re sound asleep in bed. A few hours ago, you came home from a nice evening out where you had shrimp cocktail, a steak and a glass of Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

How Does Having Gout Affect My Bones and Joint Health?

Gout is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis that is caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream.1 If you have gout, your doctor may have recommended that you reduce Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

Gout Management Costs & Why Prevention Matters

Gout is becoming increasingly common in the US.1 About 6 million men and 2 million women in the US suffer with it2, and incidence of the disease has more than Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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, Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

How Is Gout Diagnosed in Adults?

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting more than one percent of the population.1 However, it can be difficult to accurately diagnose because its symptoms can be Read more...

Understanding Gout: A Glossary of Commonly Used Gout Terms

Here are some of the terms often used to describe gout, gout flares and gout prevention.   Commonly Used Gout Terms acute gouty arthritis—A condition where uric acid crystals form Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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, Read more...

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.  Read more...

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 Read more...

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, Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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.