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Uloric (febuxostat) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor for the treatment of gout. Gout is a type of arthritis caused by the accumulation of excessive uric acid crystals in the joints, which can lead to pain and soreness, kidney stones and potential kidney failure. On February 21, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the increased risk of heart-related death and death from other causes in patients taking Uloric.

However, recent studies have shown that patients taking Uloric are at serious risk of developing debilitating side effects such as:

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If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Uloric Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry.

What is Uloric?

Uloric helps reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood to alleviate the painful conditions associated with uric acid accumulation. Uloric was approved by the FDA in 2009. At that time, the FDA issued a warning concerning the possibility of adverse cardiovascular events in patients who take Uloric and therefore required the drug manufacturer to conduct a study of patients diagnosed with gout who were being treated with either Uloric or allopurinol, an alternative gout medicine.

What is Happening with Uloric?

The FDA reviewed these clinical trials and found an elevated risk of cardiovascular death and death from other causes as a result of using Uloric compared to allopurinol. Fifteen out of every 1000 patients died from cardiovascular events after being treated with Uloric for one year while 11 out of every 1000 patients died from cardiovascular events after being treated with allopurinol for one year. A similar result was observed in patients who died from other causes; there were 26 deaths from non-cardiovascular events in patients taking Uloric for one year and 22 deaths from non-cardiovascular events in patients taking allopurinol for one year. As a result of these findings, the FDA announced that Uloric requires a Boxed Warning and a new patient Medication Guide. In addition, the FDA recommended that medical professionals prescribe Uloric only to patients who experience serious side effects or inadequate relief with allopurinol.

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm631182.htm

https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2018/03/07/15/53/mon-8am-cares-cv-safety-of-febuxostat-and-allopurinol-in-patients-with-gout-and-cv-comorbidities-acc-2018

Uloric Side Effects and Complications

The most serious side effects of Uloric include the sudden onset of the following:

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Contact our Uloric Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Uloric cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Uloric Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806or submit an email inquiry.

  • Chest pain or unstable angina;
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat;
  • Numbness on one side of the body;
  • Dizziness;
  • Difficulty talking;
  • Severe headache;
  • Pain spreading through the arm;
  • Stroke;
  • Heart attack; and
  • Death
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