Febuxostat or Uloric
Febuxostat cuts down on the production of the crystals inside your body. The crystals buildup can result in gout or kidney stones.
Febuxostat is employed to take care of gout.
Febuxostat could also be used for other purposes not written about in this medication guide.
What are the possible negative effects of febuxostat (Uloric)?
Get emergency medical help when you have any of these signs of an allergic attack: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using febuxostat and call your health care provider immediately should you have any of these serious unwanted effects:
* chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
* sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
* sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
* pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
* hearing problems, ringing in your ears;
* nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
* blood in your urine; or
* urinating less than usual;
Less serious side effects may include:
* fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
* upset stomach;
* dry mouth, thirst;
* blurred vision;
* dizziness, spinning sensation;
* joint pain, swelling, or stiffness;
* muscle pain; or
* mild skin rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What’s the most significant information I should know about febuxostat (Uloric)?
You should not utilize this medication should you be allergic to febuxostat, or if you’re also being treated with azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), or theophylline (Elixophyllin, TheoCap, Theochron, Uniphyl).
Before taking febuxostat, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes, coronary disease, or hypertension.
You could have a rise in gout symptom flares when you first begin taking febuxostat. For best results, keep utilizing the medication as directed. Your personal doctor may prescribe other gout medications for you to use while in the first six months of treatment with febuxostat.
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity if you are using febuxostat.