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Diane
Diane, a gout patient telling her story Diane, a gout patient telling her story

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Diane

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Kevin, a gout patient telling his story Kevin, a gout patient telling his story

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Kevin Manion

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Emmitt Smith, a former pro football player and gout patient Emmitt Smith, a former pro football player and gout patient

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Emmitt Smith

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Sometimes I felt frustrated. I didn’t know what was happening to me... see more

My name is Diane. I have gout.

My doctor performed several tests. The tests revealed that I had high uric acid and was diagnosed with gout.

Initially, my doctor prescribed allopurinol to lower my uric acid level along with a treatment plan that modified my diet, and included exercise.

I worked on my diet, I increased my exercise, but my uric acid level did not come down enough.

So my doctor decided to prescribe ULORIC. With ULORIC as part of my treatment plan, my uric acid level got to goal.

MEDICAL READ: With ULORIC 80 milligrams taken daily, 70 percent of patients reached a healthy uric acid level, less than 6 milligrams per deciliter.

As many patients on ULORIC 40 milligrams reached a healthy uric acid level as those on allopurinol.

Diane Continued: I know that listening to my doctor is important.

He continues to monitor my uric acid level and we discuss how ULORIC is working for me.

Talk to your doctor and see if ULORIC may be right for you.

Important Safety Information for 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.

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.

Please see the accompanying 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.

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My name is Kevin Manion and I have gout. And I’m here to tell you about my experience. .. see more

I used to tell people it was a sports injury or my toe was broken. But it wasn’t.

Being a typical guy, the last thing I want to do is ask somebody for help.

But after three gout attacks, I finally realized I could not do this alone.

So I went to my doctor thinking I needed an x-ray. He took one look at my toe and told me, “I think you may have gout.”

He tested my blood to find my serum uric acid level.

I was diagnosed with gout.

He also said you need to keep your uric acid level less than 6 and told me to watch what I eat and stay active. As part of my treatment plan, my doctor prescribed ULORIC

When I had my blood tested again, my doctor and I could see my uric acid levels moving in the right direction.

But I knew that this was just the starting line. To help reach my goal, I needed to take my ULORIC, pay attention to my diet, and keep moving.

With gout, there is no finish line. If you have gout, get your serum uric acid level checked and talk to your doctor about ULORIC.

MEDICAL READ: With ULORIC 80 milligrams taken daily, 70 percent of patients reached a healthy uric acid level, less than 6 milligrams per deciliter.

As many patients on ULORIC 40 milligrams reached a healthy uric acid level as those on allopurinol.

Important Safety Information for 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.

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.

Please see the accompanying 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.

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My first gout attack was the most pain I’d been in since I played professional football... see more

My name is Emmitt Smith. I have gout. And I’d like to share my experience with you.

My first gout attack was bad. So bad I ended up in the ER. A few months later I had a second attack. That's when I decided to take a proactive position to truly understand what I was dealing with.

I went to my doctor to tell him what was going on and to try to find out what was happening to me.

My doctor really listened to me describe my history. The first thing he did was to give me a test to see if I had high levels of uric acid in my blood.

The test showed mine was high. The goal is to keep your uric acid levels at less than 6.

My relationship with my doctor is as good as any relationship I’ve had with any of the trainers when I played professional football. So I listen to what he says.

And I do what he tells me to do. I keep an eye on my diet and continue my exercise program.

Well, I knew what I needed to do, and so did my doctor.

As part of my treatment plan, he prescribed ULORIC.

Don’t ignore what your body is telling you. Go to your doctor. Get tested for high uric acid. And if you have gout, ask your doctor about ULORIC.

MEDICAL READ: With ULORIC 80 milligrams taken daily, 70 percent of patients reached a healthy uric acid level, less than 6 milligrams per deciliter.

As many patients on ULORIC 40 milligrams reached a healthy uric acid level as those on allopurinol.

Important Safety Information for 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.

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.

Please see the accompanying 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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR ULORIC

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.