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PATIENT INFORMATION

ULORIC
(U–'lor–ik)
(febuxostat) Tablets

Read the Patient Information that comes with ULORIC before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.

What is ULORIC?

ULORIC is a prescription medicine called a xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor, used to lower blood uric acid levels in adults with gout.

It is not known if ULORIC is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Who should not take ULORIC?

Do not take ULORIC if you:

  • take azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran)
  • take mercaptopurine (Purinethol)

It is not known if ULORIC is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ULORIC?

Before taking ULORIC tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems
  • have a history of heart disease or stroke
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ULORIC will harm your unborn baby. Talk with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ULORIC passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you should take ULORIC while breastfeeding.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non­prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ULORIC may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how ULORIC works.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take ULORIC?

  • Take ULORIC exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
  • ULORIC can be taken with or without food.
  • ULORIC can be taken with antacids.
  • Your gout may flare up when you start taking ULORIC, do not stop taking your ULORIC even if you have a flare. Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent your gout flares.
  • Your healthcare provider may do certain tests while you take ULORIC.

What are the possible side effects of ULORIC?

Heart problems. A small number of heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths were seen in clinical studies. It is not certain that ULORIC caused these events. The most common side effects of ULORIC include:

  • liver problems
  • nausea
  • gout flares
  • joint pain
  • rash

Tell your healthcare provider if you develop a rash, have any side effect that bothers you, or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of ULORIC. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store ULORIC?

Store ULORIC between 59°F and 86°F (15° to 30°C).

Keep ULORIC out of the light.

Keep ULORIC and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of ULORIC.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a patient information leaflet. Do not use ULORIC for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ULORIC to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This patient information leaflet summarizes the most important information about ULORIC. If you would like more information about ULORIC talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about ULORIC that is written for health professionals. For more information go to www.uloric.com, or call 1-877-825-3327.

What are the ingredients in ULORIC?

Active Ingredient: febuxostat

Inactive ingredients include: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium croscarmellose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and Opadry II, green

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/16/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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