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ULORIC vs. Allopurinol

ULORIC can offer some key differences compared to allopurinol

For a long time, allopurinol was the main option available when it came to treating adults with gout. With ULORIC, there’s another option to help control the root cause of gout. So what does that mean for people who are taking allopurinol? If you are still having gout attacks and continue to have high uric acid levels, you may now have another treatment option.

70% of patients on ULORIC 80 mg reached a healthy uric acid level (<6 mg/dL).*

Based on results combined across three phase 3 studies ranging from 6-12 months; ULORIC 40 mg was only included in one of the studies, and ULORIC 80 mg and allopurinol were included in each of the studies.

Clinical studies comparing ULORIC and allopurinol for the treatment of gout found that:

  • As many patients on ULORIC 40 mg reached a healthy uric acid level as those on allopurinol.
  • Up to twice as many patients on ULORIC 80 mg reached a healthy uric acid level as those on allopurinol.

ULORIC Offers Some Key Differences In Patients With Mild to Moderate Kidney Problems

  • More patients with mild to moderate kidney problems reached a healthy uric acid level (less than 6 mg/dL) while taking ULORIC compared with allopurinol.
  • Unlike patients using allopurinol, patients with mild to moderate kidney problems do not have to change doses with ULORIC. Only a small number of patients with severe kidney problems were studied. If you have kidney problems, ask your healthcare professional about the differences between medicines used to lower uric acid levels.

ULORIC Provides Easy, Once-A-Day Dosing

*Only a small number of patients with severe kidney problems were studied. If you have kidney problems, ask your healthcare professional about the differences between medicines used to lower uric acid levels.

You can use ULORIC without an adjustment to your dose along with certain common medications often taken by gout patients, including colchicine, naproxen, indomethacin, hydrochlorothiazide, warfarin, and desipramine.

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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.

ULORIC is a registered trademark of Teijin Limited registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and used under license by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
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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.