Uloric Side Effects
Clinical studies have shown that nausea and joint pain were the most common side effects reported with Uloric. In general, the drug's side effects were mild and, in most cases, easy to treat. It is possible, however, to develop serious side effects with Uloric that require immediate medical attention, such as chest pain, dark urine, or sudden confusion.
An Introduction to Uloric Side EffectsAs with any medicine, Uloric® (febuxostat) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Uloric. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Uloric side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of UloricUloric has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects occurring in a group of people taking Uloric were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients) or allopurinol (Zyloprim®), a similar gout medication.
Based on these studies, the most common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of Uloric included:
- Nausea -- in up to 1.3 percent of people
- Joint pain -- up to 1.1 percent.
Liver function abnormalities (such as increased liver enzymes) and rashes were also common, although these side effects could potentially be dangerous (see the following section).