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Get more information to help you stand up to gout

There's a lot of information out there, but here's a great place to start your search. Below, you'll find numerous resources to help you along your gout journey.

What is gout?

Gout is a painful form of arthritis with attacks commonly felt in a big toe or other joints. Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body known as hyperuricemia. High uric acid can form crystals in your joints, and can lead to extremely painful gout attacks.

What is uric acid?

Uric acid is created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are found in body tissues, as well as in some foods and drinks.

Diet and uric acid

Alcoholic beverages are generally high in purines, and drinking a lot of alcohol can lead to hyperuricemia. High purine foods include beef, game meats, liver, herring, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, scallops, mushrooms, dried beans, dried peas, and sweetbreads. 

Diet changes alone may not be enough to lower uric acid levels. In fact, a low-purine diet has been shown to reduce uric acid levels by about 1 mg/dL. Talk to your doctor about your diet and ULORIC, a gout medication option that may help lower your uric acid levels.

Helpful Links

The following resources are provided for informational purposes only. Takeda does not endorse any of the resources listed. Consult your healthcare provider for all of your medical conditions and concerns.

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National Kidney Foundation

Arthritis Foundation

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

American College of Rheumatology

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Important Safety Information

Important Safety Information for ULORIC

Do not take ULORIC (febuxostat) 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.

Rarely, serious skin reactions can occur with ULORIC which may include rash, fever, swollen glands and other internal organ involvement such as liver, kidney, lung and heart. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of these signs.

The most common side effects of ULORIC are 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.


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, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.