PATIENTS WITH MODERATE-TO-SEVERE CKD HAVE A 10-FOLD INCREASE IN GOUT PREVALENCE3*

An eGFR of <60 mL/min appears to be a threshold that dramatically increases the prevalence of gout.3

Prevalence of gout in patients with CKD by eGFR
(Age-standardized prevalence, %)3*

Chart prevalence

*Post hoc, cross-sectional analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from 2009 to 2010 of adults >20 years of age.3

CKD = chronic kidney disease; eGFR = estimated glomerular filtration rate.

A post hoc analysis showed that 49% of patients in the KRYSTEXXA pivotal clinical trials had either stage 3 or stage 4 CKD as determined by eGFR4

CKD=chronic kidney disease; eGFR=estimated glomerular filtration rate.

*Post hoc, cross-sectional analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from 2009 to 2010 of adults >20 years of age.3

PATIENT HISTORY
  • 57-year-old with CKD stage 3b, diagnosed with gout 8 years ago
  • Third flare this year was resolved 2 weeks ago; currently not complaining of pain
  • Has had a small tophus on his left hand for the past 2 years; often wears gloves to cover it up
LABORATORY WORKUP
  • sUA level: 7.5 mg/dL
  • G6PD: normal
  • Albuminuria: 300 mg/g
  • eGFR: 33 mL/min/1.73 m2
  • A1C: 7.3%
CURRENT TREATMENTS
  • Colchicine: 0.6 mg PRN
  • Prednisone 40 mg
  • Febuxostat: 80 mg QD
  • Sitagliptin: 25 mg QD
  • Losartan: 50 mg QD

The ACR Guidelines strongly recommend KRYSTEXXA for patients like these.

~1 in 4 adults with an eGFR <60 mL/min have gout

compared to ~1 in 34 adults with normal renal function3†

PATIENT HISTORY
  • 58-year-old with CKD stage 4 due to ADPKD, diagnosed with gout 7 years ago
  • Has had 3 flares this year; currently not complaining of pain, but often complains of swollen and tender joints in hands and feet
  • Has had a small tophus on her left foot for the past year and a half, which makes it difficult to walk and wear shoes
LABORATORY WORKUP
  • sUA level: 7.4 mg/dL
  • G6PD: normal
  • Albuminuria: 80 mg/g
  • eGFR: 29 mL/min/1.73 m2
  • BP: 128/78 mm Hg
CURRENT TREATMENTS
  • Allopurinol: 300 mg QD
  • Losartan: 50 mg QD
RESCUE MEDS
  • Colchicine: 0.3 mg PRN
  • Prednisone: 40 mg

The ACR Guidelines strongly recommend KRYSTEXXA for patients like these.

>15-fold increase

in gout prevalence among women with CKD compared to women with normal renal function3†

Profile is representative of patient population.
Based on NHANES 2009-2010 database.3
BP, blood pressure.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: G6PD DEFICIENCY ASSOCIATED HEMOLYSIS AND METHEMOGLOBINEMIA

  • Screen patients for G6PD deficiency prior to starting KRYSTEXXA. Do not administer KRYSTEXXA to these patients.

* KRYSTEXXA is contraindicated for patients with G6PD deficiency. G6PD deficiency is an abnormally low level of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Patients of African, Mediterranean, and Southern Asian ancestry have a higher risk of G6PD deficiency.

If I have a patient who even has 1 joint involvement who’s on treatment for allopurinol and getting flare-ups, I would consider starting this patient on KRYSTEXXA.

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KRYSTEXXA IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR CHRONIC GOUT PATIENTS WITH COMORBID CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE4,5

Pivotal clinical trials

32% of patients in the pivotal clinical trials had creatinine clearance <62.5 mL/min4

Estimation of glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from serum creatinine remains the clinical standard worldwide to determine renal function.6-9

Pie chart showing effectiveness of KRYSTEXXA (pegloticase) in a post-hoc analysis of patients with gout and chronic kidney disease Pie chart showing effectiveness of KRYSTEXXA (pegloticase) in a post-hoc analysis of patients with gout and chronic kidney disease Pie chart showing effectiveness of KRYSTEXXA (pegloticase) in a post-hoc analysis of patients with gout and chronic kidney disease

Post hoc analysis

38% of patients had stage 3 CKD and
11% had stage 4 CKD, as determined by eGFR5

Patients with CKD can be effectively treated with KRYSTEXXA without dose adjustment4

  • CKD patients experienced similar reductions in sUA levels compared with patients without CKD4,5
    • There was no difference in efficacy of KRYSTEXXA across CKD stages 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • The safety profile of KRYSTEXXA was demonstrated to be the same in patients with or without CKD, and across all CKD stages4,5
    • KRYSTEXXA did not affect the eGFR during the 25-week treatment period4

      DOSING &
      PREPARATION

      Find out the recommended dose and regimen of KRYSTEXXA, and how to prepare KRYSTEXXA and your patients for infusion.

      MONITORING
      PROTOCOL

      In a post hoc analysis, preinfusion sUA was revealed as a powerful biomarker for predicting infusion reactions. From this, a simple monitoring protocol was established.

      INDICATIONS AND USAGE

      KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) is indicated for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients who have failed to normalize serum uric acid and whose signs and symptoms are inadequately controlled with xanthine oxidase inhibitors at the maximum medically appropriate dose or for whom these drugs are contraindicated.

      Important Limitations of Use: KRYSTEXXA is not recommended for the treatment of asymptomatic hyperuricemia.

      INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

      WARNING: ANAPHYLAXIS AND INFUSION REACTIONS

      Anaphylaxis and infusion reactions have been reported to occur during and after administration of KRYSTEXXA. Anaphylaxis may occur with any infusion, including a first infusion, and generally manifests within 2 hours of the infusion. However, delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions have also been reported. KRYSTEXXA should be administered in healthcare settings and by healthcare providers prepared to manage anaphylaxis and infusion reactions. Patients should be premedicated with antihistamines and corticosteroids. Patients should be closely monitored for an appropriate period of time for anaphylaxis after administration of KRYSTEXXA. Monitor serum uric acid levels prior to infusions and consider discontinuing treatment if levels increase to above 6 mg/dL, particularly when 2 consecutive levels above 6 mg/dL are observed.

      The risk of anaphylaxis and infusion reactions is higher in patients who have lost therapeutic response.

      Concomitant use of KRYSTEXXA and oral urate-lowering agents may blunt the rise of sUA levels. Patients should discontinue oral urate-lowering agents and not institute therapy with oral urate-lowering agents while taking KRYSTEXXA.

      In the event of anaphylaxis or infusion reaction, the infusion should be slowed, or stopped and restarted at a slower rate.

      Inform patients of the symptoms and signs of anaphylaxis, and instruct them to seek immediate medical care should anaphylaxis occur after discharge from the healthcare setting.

      CONTRAINDICATIONS: G6PD DEFICIENCY ASSOCIATED HEMOLYSIS AND METHEMOGLOBINEMIA

      Screen patients for G6PD deficiency prior to starting KRYSTEXXA. Hemolysis and methemoglobinemia have been reported with KRYSTEXXA in patients with G6PD deficiency. Do not administer KRYSTEXXA to these patients.

      GOUT FLARES

      An increase in gout flares is frequently observed upon initiation of anti-hyperuricemic therapy, including treatment with KRYSTEXXA. If a gout flare occurs during treatment, KRYSTEXXA need not be discontinued. Gout flare prophylaxis with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or colchicine is recommended starting at least 1 week before initiation of KRYSTEXXA therapy and lasting at least 6 months, unless medically contraindicated or not tolerated.

      CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

      KRYSTEXXA has not been studied in patients with congestive heart failure, but some patients in the clinical trials experienced exacerbation. Exercise caution when using KRYSTEXXA in patients who have congestive heart failure and monitor patients closely following infusion.

      ADVERSE REACTIONS

      Please see Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for more information.

      INDICATIONS AND USAGE

      KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) is indicated for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients who have failed to normalize serum uric acid and whose signs and symptoms are inadequately controlled with xanthine oxidase inhibitors at the maximum medically appropriate dose or for whom these drugs are contraindicated.

      Important Limitations of Use: KRYSTEXXA is not recommended for the treatment of asymptomatic hyperuricemia.

      INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

      WARNING: ANAPHYLAXIS AND INFUSION REACTIONS

      Anaphylaxis and infusion reactions have been reported to occur during and after administration of KRYSTEXXA. Anaphylaxis may occur with any infusion, including a first infusion, and generally manifests within 2 hours of the infusion. However, delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions have also been reported. KRYSTEXXA should be administered in healthcare settings and by healthcare providers prepared to manage anaphylaxis and infusion reactions. Patients should be premedicated with antihistamines and corticosteroids. Patients should be closely monitored for an appropriate period of time for anaphylaxis after administration of KRYSTEXXA. Monitor serum uric acid levels prior to infusions and consider discontinuing treatment if levels increase to above 6 mg/dL, particularly when 2 consecutive levels above 6 mg/dL are observed.

      The risk of anaphylaxis and infusion reactions is higher in patients who have lost therapeutic response.

      Concomitant use of KRYSTEXXA and oral urate-lowering agents may blunt the rise of sUA levels. Patients should discontinue oral urate-lowering agents and not institute therapy with oral urate-lowering agents while taking KRYSTEXXA.

      In the event of anaphylaxis or infusion reaction, the infusion should be slowed, or stopped and restarted at a slower rate.

      Inform patients of the symptoms and signs of anaphylaxis, and instruct them to seek immediate medical care should anaphylaxis occur after discharge from the healthcare setting.

      CONTRAINDICATIONS: G6PD DEFICIENCY ASSOCIATED HEMOLYSIS AND METHEMOGLOBINEMIA

      Screen patients for G6PD deficiency prior to starting KRYSTEXXA. Hemolysis and methemoglobinemia have been reported with KRYSTEXXA in patients with G6PD deficiency. Do not administer KRYSTEXXA to these patients.

      GOUT FLARES

      An increase in gout flares is frequently observed upon initiation of anti-hyperuricemic therapy, including treatment with KRYSTEXXA. If a gout flare occurs during treatment, KRYSTEXXA need not be discontinued. Gout flare prophylaxis with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or colchicine is recommended starting at least 1 week before initiation of KRYSTEXXA therapy and lasting at least 6 months, unless medically contraindicated or not tolerated.

      CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

      KRYSTEXXA has not been studied in patients with congestive heart failure, but some patients in the clinical trials experienced exacerbation. Exercise caution when using KRYSTEXXA in patients who have congestive heart failure and monitor patients closely following infusion.

      ADVERSE REACTIONS

      Please see Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for more information.

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