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Uloric (Febuxastat)

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Uloric (Febuxastat)

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80mg

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Generic Equivalent - Uloric (Febuxastat)

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Strength
Qty
40mg
80mg

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Uloric is a prescription medication given to treat hyperuricemia, which is excess uric acid that leads to gout attacks

    Symptoms of gout are located in the joints, particularly the toe, ankle, foot, and knee joints. Symptoms may include stiffness, swelling, pain, and lumps. 

    Uloric works by decreasing the amount of uric acid circulating in the bloodstream, which reduces the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints. Uloric belongs to the class of medications Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors.

    Directions

    The starting dose of Uloric is 40 mg by mouth once daily. Your prescriber may increase the dose to 80 mg after two weeks if the response to medication is inadequate. It can be increased one more time if needed to 120 mg once daily.

    Your dosage may need to be adjusted if you have kidney problems.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Uloric is Febuxostat, which is also the name for Uloric generic.

    Interactions

    Uloric has drug-drug interactions with the following medications:

    • Azathioprine
    • Didanosine
    • Mercaptopurine
    • Methotrexate
    • Pegloticase
    • Theophylline

    Cautions

    Patients with established cardiovascular disease should not use Uloric unless directed by their physician. Cardiovascular disease is associated with a higher rate of cardiovascular death compared to other agents used to treat gout.

    When starting Uloric, gout flares may initially increase. Additional gout medications may be used to help prevent this.

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart or liver problems before starting Uloric.

    Side Effects

    Common Uloric side effects may include:

    • Acute gout attack
    • Arthralgia
    • Hepatic insufficiency
    • Increased liver enzymes
    • Nausea
    • Skin rash

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    References


    Uloric [package insert]. Deerfield, IL: Takeda; 2017.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 11357

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