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About Uloric (Febuxostat)
Uloric (Febuxostat) is a prescription drug given to patients with gout to help lower the levels of uric acid. This medication is not for patients who do not have symptoms of high blood uric acid levels.
Gout is caused by ongoing high levels of uric acid in the blood and is considered a type of inflammatory arthritis. It causes joints to become tender and swollen. The pain from gout comes quickly and lessens in intensity over time. It has been associated with other health conditions, such as kidney stones. It is believed that gout is more common among people who are overweight, although there are genetic factors in addition the diet. Gout flares can happen while taking this gout medicine.
The active medicinal ingredient is called Febuxostat, which is manufactured by Takeda in Canada and A. Menarini Farmaceutica in the United Kingdom.
Uloric (Febuxostat) Medication Information
Uloric is a medication prescribed to treat gout flares or reduce the risk of a gout flare from occuring. Uloric is usually taken with additional gout medications for the first three to six months.
People with gout have high levels of uric acid in their bloodstream. The elevated uric acid collects and crystallizes in joints, leading to a type of arthritis. Symptoms of gout include redness, severe pain, and tenderness in the joints.
Uloric is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and works by lowering the levels of uric acid in the blood.
The recommended dose is 40 to 80 mg by mouth once daily. Your healthcare provider will usually start at the 40 mg dose and increase to 80 mg if needed based on the levels of uric acid in your blood. If your uric acid levels are still too high, the dose can be further increased to 120 mg by mouth once daily.
Take Uloric by mouth once daily with or without food.
Take this gout medicine for the amount of time determined by your healthcare provider.
Common side effects of Uloric may include:
- Hepatic insufficiency
- Increased hepatic enzymes
- Skin rash
Uloric increased the risk of cardiovascular death in people with established cardiovascular disease. Other gout medications should be used first in people with a history of CV disease.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver impairment before you start taking Uloric.
If taken by itself, Uloric can cause gout flares while first starting the medication. Uloric should be taken along with other gout medications.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are taking Uloric. Tell your doctor if you plan to breastfeed.
This medication contains lactose, so do not take it if you have a hypersensitivity to milk or milk products.
Common drug-drug interactions with Uloric may include:
- Theophylline derivatives
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter (OTC), herbal medications, and supplements.
Store Uloric between 59 F and 86 F (15 C to 30 C).
- Store Uloric in a place where it will not be exposed to flight and moisture. Avoid humid rooms like the kitchen or bathroom.
- If you have a gout flare while starting Uloric, do not stop taking it without first talking with your healthcare provider. Gout flares are common while first starting the medication.
- Have your uric acid levels checked while taking Febuxostat when recommended by your doctor.
Can I take Febuxostat with antacid medications?
Yes, Uloric can be taken with medications that lower levels of stomach acid.
How long will I need to take Uloric?
Uloric is taken for at least three months, but no longer than six months. Ask your doctor how long you will need to take it.
Will I need to take a different dose of Uloric if my kidneys are impaired?
Yes, your doctor will adjust your dose based on your kidney function.
- Uloric [package insert]. Deerfield, IL: Takeda; 2013.
Author: Dr. Conor Sheehy, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Sheehy is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. He has worked in multiple practice settings, including retail and hospital pharmacies, and in medical clinics. He specializes in anticoagulation, psychiatric medications, and diabetes medications. He strives to empower his patients to understand their medications and improve their overall medical care.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.