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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.
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.
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.
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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.
The most common side effects of ULORIC are liver problems, nausea, gout flares, joint pain, and rash. Tell your healthcare professional if you develop a rash, 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.