Clinical trials of Colcrys
showed that lower doses were as effective as higher doses and produced fewer side effects.
The FDA's approval of Colcrys
came with exclusive marketing rights for gout for 3 years and for familial Mediterranean fever for 7 years.
It was reported yesterday that the agreement has been signed for the distribution rights of Colchicine Tablets, USP, the Authorised Generic version of Colcrys
(colchicine, USP) Tablets in the United States.
is part of Takeda s gout treatment portfolio, and was launched commercially in the U.
11 April 2012 - Takeda America Holdings Inc, a unit of Japana[euro](tm)s Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd (TYO:4502), will take over US URL Pharma Inc, the maker of the Colcrys
drug used to treat and prevent gout flares, the parties said on Wednesday.
Currently, acute gout can be treated using NSAIDs, corticosteroids and Colcrys
, while doctors can prescribe uricosurics sulphinpyrazone, benzbromarone or xanthine oxidase inhibitors to treat chronic gout.
As a result of this partnership, Colchicine Tablets, USP will be the only colchicine product on the market that is therapeutically equivalent and automatically substitutable for prescriptions written for Colcrys
Tablets, indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of acute gout flares in adults, and the treatment of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) in adults and children age four or older.
According to the contract, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA will retain Colcrys
ownership rights and will be responsible to market and promote Colcrys
, a prescription medicine used in adults to treat flares linked with gout.
My patient was released from the hospital on Colcrys
(colchicine) twice a day, but she found that she needed three pills a day to control her arthritis and her family physician was worried about her taking such a high dose of the medication.
market in favor of the branded version, Colcrys
, marketed by URL Pharma.
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Pillinger disclosed ties with Savient and Takeda, which markets colchicine as Colcrys