What to Expect When Taking Uloric

Your gout may flare up when you start taking Uloric. This may be due to crystals beginning to dissolve in your joints as your uric acid level goes down. 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 flares during initial treatment.

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Possible Side Effects of Uloric

The most common Uloric side effects include:

  • Liver problems
  • Nausea
  • Gout flares
  • Joint pain
  • Rash

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

People who take Uloric can have serious heart problems including heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths. It is not known that Uloric caused these problems. Call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency medical help if you have any of the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness or weakness on one side of your body, trouble talking or headache.

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

Serious skin and allergic reactions that may affect different parts of the body such as your liver, kidneys, heart or lungs, can happen in people who take Uloric. Call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency medical help if you have any of the following symptoms: rash, red and painful skin, severe skin blisters, peeling skin, sores around the lips, eyes or mouth, swollen face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, or flu-like symptoms.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you, or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of Uloric. For more information, ask your healthcare professional or download the Prescribing Information.

How to Take Uloric

Take ULORIC just as your doctor instructs you. Uloric is a once-daily pill that you can take either with or without food or antacids. It is available in both 40-mg and 80-mg doses—your doctor will decide which dose is right for you.

Be sure to tell your healthcare professional about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you're taking. There are certain types of medications that shouldn't be taken with ULORIC. These include azathioprine and mercaptopurine.

Tell your healthcare professional if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed.

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Important Safety Information for Uloric (febuxostat)

Do not take Uloric if you are taking azathioprine or mercaptopurine.

Uloric may cause serious side effects, including:

Gout Flares. Gout flares can happen when you first start taking Uloric. Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent your gout flares.

Heart Problems. People who take Uloric can have serious heart problems including heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths. It is not known that Uloric caused these problems. Call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency medical help if you have any of the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness or weakness on one side of your body, trouble talking or headache.

Liver Problems. Liver problems can happen in people who take Uloric. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check how well your liver is working before and during your treatment with Uloric.

Severe Skin and Allergic Reactions. Serious skin and allergic reactions that may affect different parts of the body such as your liver, kidneys, heart or lungs, can happen in people who take Uloric. Call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency medical help if you have any of the following symptoms: rash, red and painful skin, severe skin blisters, peeling skin, sores around the lips, eyes or mouth, swollen face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, or flu-like symptoms.

The most common side effects of Uloric include liver problems, nausea, gout flares, joint pain, and rash. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you, or that does not go away.

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.

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.

Important Safety Information for Uloric (febuxostat)

Do not take Uloric if you are taking azathioprine or mercaptopurine.

Uloric may cause serious side effects, including:

Gout Flares. Gout flares can happen when you first start taking Uloric. Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent your gout flares.

Heart Problems. People who take Uloric can have serious heart problems including heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths. It is not known that Uloric caused these problems. Call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency medical help if you have any of the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness or weakness on one side of your body, trouble talking or headache.

Liver Problems. Liver problems can happen in people who take Uloric. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests to check how well your liver is working before and during your treatment with Uloric.

Severe Skin and Allergic Reactions. Serious skin and allergic reactions that may affect different parts of the body such as your liver, kidneys, heart or lungs, can happen in people who take Uloric. Call your healthcare provider right away or get emergency medical help if you have any of the following symptoms: rash, red and painful skin, severe skin blisters, peeling skin, sores around the lips, eyes or mouth, swollen face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat, or flu-like symptoms.

The most common side effects of Uloric include liver problems, nausea, gout flares, joint pain, and rash. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you, or that does not go away.

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.

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.