POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF ULORIC

The most common ULORIC side effects include:

  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Nausea
  • Joint pain
  • Rash

Your doctor may do blood tests to check your liver function while you are 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 doctor may tell you to take other medicines to help prevent or manage flares during initial treatment.

Tell your doctor 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 doctor 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.

These are not all of the possible side effects of ULORIC. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information, download the Medication Guide.

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 doctor 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 doctor if you have taken allopurinol and what happened to you while you were taking it.

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

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR ULORIC (febuxostat)

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WARNING: CARDIOVASCULAR DEATH

ULORIC may cause serious side effects, including heart-related deaths.

Call your doctor or get emergency medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you: chest pain; shortness of breath or trouble breathing; dizziness, fainting, or feeling lightheaded; rapid or irregular heartbeat; numbness or weakness in one side of your body; slurring of speech; or sudden blurry vision or sudden severe headache.

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 start taking ULORIC. Your doctor may give you other medicines to help prevent your gout flares.

Liver Problems. Liver problems can happen in people who take ULORIC. Your doctor may do blood tests to check how well your liver is working before and during your treatment with ULORIC. Tell your doctor if you get any of the following signs or symptoms of liver problems: fatigue; loss of appetite for several days or longer; pain, aching, or tenderness on the right side of your stomach-area; dark or “tea-colored” urine; or your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow (jaundice).

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 doctor 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 abnormal liver function tests, nausea, joint pain, and rash. These are not all of the possible side effects of ULORIC.

USE OF ULORIC

ULORIC is a prescription medicine used to lower blood uric acid levels in adult patients with gout when allopurinol has not worked well enough or when allopurinol is not right for you. ULORIC is not for use in people who do not have symptoms of high blood uric acid levels.

Individual results may vary.

Please see the complete Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide, for ULORIC and talk to your doctor.

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.