Uloric

(febuxostat)

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Stops gout attacks.

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Uloric (febuxostat) is a medication you take once daily for gout, but it takes a few weeks to kick in.

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Quick facts about Uloric
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Uloric (febuxostat) can be used to lower uric acid if Zyloprim (allopurinol) doesn't work.
  • You only need to take Uloric (febuxostat) once a day.
  • People with mild to moderate kidney disease can use Uloric (febuxostat).
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Downsides

  • You can have more gout attacks in the first few weeks of taking Uloric (febuxostat).
  • While taking Uloric (febuxostat), you need to drink a lot of fluids to stop kidney stones from forming.
  • You'll have to get your blood checked often with Uloric (febuxostat) therapy.
  • Uloric (febuxostat) doesn't come in generic, so it can be more expensive.
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How it works

Uloric (febuxostat) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It lowers uric acid in your body, which is the chemical that causes gout attacks.

Quick facts about Uloric
  • Drug class: Musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout

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  • Nausea
  • Joint pain
  • Gout attack
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Risks and Warnings for Uloric (febuxostat)

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  • During the first few weeks of taking Uloric (febuxostat), you might have more gout attacks. While your body gets used to Uloric (febuxostat), using other medications can help stop these flare-ups. Talk to your doctor about your options.

Pharmacist Q&A

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Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats hyperuricemia in people with gout.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats hyperuricemia in people with gout.

Common concerns from people taking Uloric (febuxostat)

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Kidneys and liver
  • People with mild to moderate kidney disease can use Uloric (febuxostat).
Pain
  • Although rare, Uloric (febuxostat) can cause life-threatening liver damage. Your doctor will do regular blood tests to check your liver. If you notice your eyes or skin turning yellow, dark urine, or stomach pain, talk to your doctor right away.
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    Reviewed Uloricon 8/16/2017How much pain i was in since taking
    70
    Man
    A couple weeks
    Gout