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Two-Part Treatment Plan for Gout

Two Treatments for Gout

When you’re in the middle of a gout attack, stopping the pain and swelling is probably all you can think about. But there are actually 2 parts to effective gout treatment. Your healthcare professional may give you medicine to treat your symptoms (the pain and swelling of a gout attack) and medication to treat the root cause of gout (high uric acid). Both are important parts of your gout management plan.

Treating Your Symptoms – The Pain and Swelling of a Gout Attack

The first part of treatment is immediate relief from the pain and swelling caused by a gout attack. Medications that can reduce the pain and swelling include common pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, such as:

Lowering High Uric Acid Levels in Adults with Gout
  • NSAIDs (Examples: indomethacin and naproxen)
  • Colchicine
  • Steroids (Example: prednisone)

While they provide short-term relief, you may need different medication for long-term treatment of high uric acid.

Treating the Root Cause – High Uric Acid

ULORIC Can Be Used to Lower Uric Acid Levels in Adults with Gout

Relief from gout pain and swelling is important, but to manage the condition over time, you’ll need a treatment that helps lower your uric acid to a healthy level. This form of long-term treatment uses medicine to help bring your uric acid level down to a healthy level and keep it there. Over time, this can help reduce future gout attacks. Individual results may vary.

Learn about long-term treatment for gout

What If You’ve Started Long-Term Treatment, But Are Still Having Gout Attacks?

Gout may flare up when you start taking medicine (e.g., ULORIC, allopurinol, and probenecid ) to lower uric acid. This may be caused when crystals begin to dissolve in your joints as your uric acid level goes down. Your healthcare professional may tell you to take other medicines to help prevent or manage flares during initial treatment. If your healthcare professional gives you medicine to lower your uric acid, you should keep taking it, even between attacks.

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Use of ULORIC

ULORIC is a prescription medicine used to lower blood uric acid levels in adults with gout. ULORIC is not for the treatment of high uric acid without a history of gout.

Individual results may vary.

Important Safety Information

Do not take ULORIC if you are taking Azathioprine or Mercaptopurine.

Your gout may flare up when you start taking ULORIC; do not stop taking your ULORIC even if you have a flare. Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent your gout flares.

A small number of heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related deaths were seen in clinical studies. It is not certain that ULORIC caused these events.

Tell your healthcare professional about liver or kidney problems or a history of heart disease or stroke.

Your healthcare professional may do blood tests to check your liver function while you are taking ULORIC.

The most common side effects of ULORIC are liver problems, nausea, gout flares, joint pain, and rash.

Please see the complete Prescribing Information and talk to your healthcare professional.

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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Use of ULORIC

ULORIC is a prescription medicine used to lower blood uric acid levels in adults with gout. ULORIC is not for the treatment of high uric acid without a history of gout.

Individual results may vary.

Important Safety Information

Do not take ULORIC if you are taking Azathioprine or Mercaptopurine.

Your gout may flare up when you start taking ULORIC; do not stop taking your ULORIC even if you have a flare. Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent your gout flares.

A small number of heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related deaths were seen in clinical studies. It is not certain that ULORIC caused these events.

Tell your healthcare professional about liver or kidney problems or a history of heart disease or stroke.

Your healthcare professional may do blood tests to check your liver function while you are taking ULORIC.

The most common side effects of ULORIC are liver problems, nausea, gout flares, joint pain, and rash.

Please see the complete Prescribing Information and talk to your healthcare professional.

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.