Description

Uloric (febuxostat) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor used to treat gout. Uloric is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand names: Uloric. Uloric is also available as an oral suspension. Generic drugs usually cost less.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Uloric include:

stomach pain

nausea

vomiting

diarrhea

dizziness

headache

If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:

liver problems. Symptoms can include: fatigue nausea upper stomach pain (that may be severe) loss of appetite jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) dark-colored urine light-colored stools

heart problems. Symptoms can include: fast or pounding heartbeat fainting

This isn’t a complete list of side effects. If you have any questions about the drugs you’re taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Dosages

Uloric oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand names: Uloric. Uloric oral suspension is also available as a generic drug. Uloric is also available as an oral suspension. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version.

Uloric oral tablet is used for long-term treatment. Uloric oral suspension is used for short-term treatment. Uloric oral tablet is available in 40 mg and 80 mg strengths. Uloric oral suspension is available in a 60 mL strength.

Uloric and Alcohol

You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Uloric. Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of developing gout or having a gout attack.

Uloric and Other Interactions

Some medications can interact with Uloric and should not be taken together. Your doctor may need to change your treatment plan if you take any of the following drugs:

azathiorine

cyclosporine

mercaptopurine

probenecid

theophylline

Uloric Warnings

You should not take Uloric if you have severe kidney disease or are on dialysis. Uloric can harm your kidneys.

If you have liver disease, your body may process this drug more slowly. Uloric may increase your risk of liver damage. You may need frequent blood tests to check your liver function.

Uloric may cause a serious heart problem. Symptoms can include: fast or pounding heartbeat fainting

Uloric may also cause a severe skin reaction. Symptoms can include: skin rash itching swelling blistering peeling Uloric may cause other serious side effects. Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of: kidney problems. Symptoms can include: change in the amount of urine

Uloric Consumer Information

Uloric is a prescription medication used to treat gout. Uloric works by reducing uric acid levels in the blood, which prevents gout attacks. Uloric is available as an oral tablet and an oral suspension. Uloric may interact with other medications. Uloric can cause serious side effects, including liver problems, heart problems, and severe skin reactions. Uloric is only available with a doctor’s prescription and should be taken as directed.