Preventing Gout: Fitness Tips
Exercise, or getting yourself physically fit, is just one of the things you can do.
- One of exercise’s benefits is that it may help you maintain a healthy body weight. Being overweight, or obese, increases the risk of gout.
- Talk to your healthcare professional about how exercise can be a part of your overall gout treatment plan.
Tips for getting off to a smart start
It's smart to talk with your doctor before you start any new exercise program. Here are some training tips to get you going:
- Go for a walk: Outside in a park, or inside on a treadmill, a good, vigorous walk is one of the best ways to start fit and stay fit. Strive for 30 minutes, 5 times a week.
- Start slow, but keep going: There's no reason to overdo it. But there's every reason to keep exercising. So, take it easy at first, and slowly increase your level of exercise.
- Track your progress: Keep tabs on your time and try to do a little better each day: you may see an improvement.
- Get a partner or a program: Are you a people person? You may be more likely to stay with your program if you have a work out partner, or a group at a nearby gym.
- Pick a regular time: If you set aside a scheduled time every day that is dedicated to exercise, it may become a healthy habit for life.
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.