Getting Started With ULORIC
Do you have gout? Help Lower Uric Acid Levels With ULORIC
If you’re like many people with gout, it may be time to put ULORIC to work for you. You may think you’re somehow to blame for your gout attacks, but the root cause of gout is actually high uric acid levels in the blood.
You aren’t the cause of your gout, but you can take steps to help lower high uric acid and manage your gout. Lowering uric acid levels to below 6 mg/dL is the goal for the
long-term management of gout. And, ULORIC was proven effective in helping achieve this goal.
In clinical studies, ULORIC 40 mg helped as many people, and ULORIC 80 mg helped up to twice as many people, reach a healthy uric acid level (less than 6 mg/dL) compared with allopurinol, another medicine that is often used to lower uric acid.
So, if you have gout, beginning ULORIC treatment to help lower your uric acid levels can be an important step in the right direction!
Learn about the differences ULORIC offers compared with allopurinol
How to Take ULORIC
ULORIC is a once-daily pill that you can take either with or without food. You can take it with antacids. So it should be easy to make taking ULORIC a part of your daily routine. . .maybe after you brush your teeth. It’s available in both 40 mg and 80 mg doses. Your healthcare professional will decide which dose is right for you. You just need to make sure to take ULORIC exactly as he or she instructs you to.
Your gout may flare up when you start taking ULORIC. If you have a flare while taking ULORIC, do not stop taking your medicine. Your healthcare professional may tell you to take other medicines to help prevent or manage gout flares during initial treatment.
Learn about the importance of continuing treatment with ULORIC.
Keeping Your Healthcare Professional in the Know
Before beginning ULORIC treatment, make sure you’ve told your healthcare professional about any medical problems you have. This is especially important if:
- You have liver or kidney problems
- You have a history of heart disease or stroke
- You’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant
- You’re breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed
ULORIC and Other Medications
There are certain types of medications that shouldn’t be taken with ULORIC.
You should also tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ULORIC may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how ULORIC works. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare professional and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Where Should I Keep My ULORIC Pills?
First of all, be sure to keep ULORIC (and all medicines) out of the reach of children. Keep ULORIC out of the light, and make sure the temperature stays between 59ºF-86ºF (15ºC-30ºC).
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