Uloric (febuxostat) is a gout medication that is typically prescribed for people who cannot take allopurinol or when allopurinol has stopped working. Febuxostat prevents uric acid levels from rising too high by reducing the amount of uric acid produced by your body. A build-up of uric acid can cause symptoms of gout.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Uloric:
If you have any of the following febuxostat side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Uloric?
If you miss a dose of Uloric, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
Why is my doctor prescribing me other medications alongside Uloric?
When you initially start taking Uloric, you may have an increase in flares of your gout symptoms. Your doctor may prescribe you other medication to take with Uloric to combat this for the first six months.