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.

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...

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® or the authorized generic (colchicine 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.