Uloric Medication Information
Uloric® (febuxostat) is the first new medication approved for gout treatment in the last 40 years. It belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors, and it works to lower uric acid levels in the body by inhibiting the effects of a certain enzyme. This medicine comes in tablet form and is taken once a day. Most people are able to take it without problems, but side effects are possible and may include nausea, joint pain, and gout flares.
Prior to beginning treatment with Uloric, review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as heart or liver disease.
(For more information on this medication, click Uloric. Topics discussed in this full-length article include dosing tips, other side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while using it.)