Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Uloric

(Febuxostat)

  • Pill
Back to: Full Site NavigationSkip to: side effects sectionSkip to: What to expect sectionSkip to: Risks and warnings sectionSkip to: Tips from users and pharmacists

Prevents gout attacks.

Skip Upsides & Downsides section. Skip to side effects section.
Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Uloric (Febuxostat) is a once a day medication for chronic gout, but it takes a few weeks to kick in.

  • In one clinical trial, Uloric (Febuxostat) was shown to decrease uric acid to normal levels in over half of the people taking it. It worked better than Zyloprim (allopurinol).
  • You only need to take Uloric (Febuxostat) once a day.
  • Uloric (Febuxostat) can be used in people with mild to moderate kidney disease.
  • Can increase the amount of gout attacks in the first few weeks.
  • You need to drink a lot of fluids while taking this to prevent kidney stones from forming.
  • While taking Uloric (Febuxostat), you'll have to get your blood checked often.
  • Doesn't come in a generic version.

Save on your next Uloric (Febuxostat) prescription

Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.

Skip side effects sections. Skip to What to Expect and Pharmacists Tips section.

Side effects for Uloric (Febuxostat)

From clinical trials of Uloric / Gout (40 mg) ( 891)

  • Liver function abnormalitiesLiver function abnormalities7% for Uloric vs.1% for placebo
  • Liver function abnormalitiesLiver function abnormalities2% for Uloric vs.0% for placebo
  • NauseaNausea1% for Uloric vs.1% for placebo
  • Joint painJoint pain1% for Uloric vs.0% for placebo
  • RashRash1% for Uloric vs.1% for placebo

What to expect when you take Uloric (Febuxostat)

Skip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Tips from our pharmacists
  • In the first few months of taking Uloric (Febuxostat), you can still have gout attacks. Don’t give up since it takes a while to fully work. Your doctor can give you another medication to help until it's working well.
  • Take Uloric (Febuxostat) at the same time everyday, with or without food.
  • To make sure Uloric (Febuxostat) is working, have your blood checked often.
  • To help prevent attacks, avoid beer, sugary drinks, and foods like red meat, seafood, turkey, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms.

Risks and Warnings for Uloric (Febuxostat)

Skip Risks and Warnings section. Skip to Tips section.
  • An increase in gout flares is commonly seen when first starting Uloric (Febuxostat). This is due to the movement of uric acid that is built up in your body. While your body gets used to Uloric (Febuxostat), an additional medication can help prevent these flare-ups.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Uloric (Febuxostat)

Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits
Pregnancy
Food
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Take Uloric (Febuxostat) at the same time everyday, with or without food.
  • To help prevent attacks, avoid beer, sugary drinks, and foods like red meat, seafood, turkey, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms.
Kidneys & liver
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • You need to drink a lot of fluids while taking this to prevent kidney stones from forming.
  • Uloric (Febuxostat) can be used in people with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Weight gain or loss
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • Because people taking this medication have suffered fatal and non-fatal liver failure, it is important to have liver function blood work done before starting Uloric (Febuxostat). In addition, it is important to have these tests done anytime your doctor feels you may have liver injury. This can be the case if you become overly tired, begin to loose an unusual amount of weight, have severe pain on the right side of your abdomen, have dark urine, or a yellow appearance of your skin. Be sure to talk to a doctor if this occurs.