Comment from: stevo 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: November 21

uloric has been fantastic, but the new generic that just came out was like taking a placebo and within 30 days had my first gout attack in four years. Who is at the FDA certifying these generics?

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Comment from: Pupae 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 09

I’ve been taking Uloric for 4 years and my gout symptoms have been completely eradicated. I tried other medications and side effects we terrible. With Uloric I have no side effects and drug is easy to use (no time of day or meal restrictions). It took 4 months for drug to work, luckily my doctor warned me about that and I stuck with it. My insurance pays for this drug so I’m very lucky as cost is very low. I’m very active and Gout was really debilitating. Uloric has given me a normal life again.

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Comment from: Howard 75 or over Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 16

I was basically crippled with gout and started Uloric 3 year ago. It took about 6 weeks to kick in, but now I'm on 1/4 pill a day and haven't had an attack for years. Its expensive, but worth it.

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Comment from: Victor 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 10

I had gout for 10 years. I don't need to explain the pain as those that have it know all too well. I had it in my feet, knees, elbows and hands at some point. It was frustrating trying to figure out what to eat or what was causing it. No medicine seemed to help. Uloric was finally prescribed to me by a rheumatologist in August of 2017. It worked fantastic. My uric acid levels went from 10 to 4.4 and I haven't had a flare in 10 months. It doesn't matter what I eat or drink. I feel great and even got a fitbit to count my steps and heart rate as I become much more active. Now the bad news, I got my annual checkup done and my AST and ALT levels (liver tests) are 3 times higher than they should be. Just for reference, they were normal last year, maybe even on the low side. This is terrible news for me as I was starting to enjoy life again. I don't know what the Dr is going to do about it, but if I have the option to continue taking Uloric, I will. I don't care about the cost or my liver. Give me a few "good" years rather than going back to the guy that can't even tie his shoes or mow the lawn. I'm so disappointed right now, but I still highly recommend trying this drug. I have no other side effects and I am told this side effect is rare.

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Comment from: GoutFreeMe 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 06

My doctor told me for a few years that I would have to take a pill everyday for the rest of my life to avoid it. I refused and fought it off with the regular pills when it flaired up. After struggling with Gout for several years it had reached a cronic condition leaving me on crutches every other week. It had become so bad I thought bones were breaking. Turns out it was just even more intense gout attacks. Finaly I rasied the white flag of surrender and agreed to take a pill everyday for the rest of my life. After some research I decided on Uloric. I have been taking one pill a day every day for the past 3 years and I have not had a single gout flair up. While I am not happy about being tethered to this medication I am greatful to have it and to no longer have gout flairups. I would recommend Uloric if your gout is to the cronic stage and you have no choice but to take a permanent medication for it. Now I train at the local MMA gym jog / run on the treadmill, whatever I want without the pain of gout. So that has been my experience with it.

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Comment from: Female Patient Published: May 06

I previously was on Allopurinol then Colchacine with bad side effects to both. Started Uloric almost a month ago and still having out flair plus to make bad matters even worse my hair is falling out!!!! I will be coming off this drug soon.

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Comment from: sueluvsfrogs7dqz8f 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 29

This medication saved my life. Had to take the 80mg for it to get out of my system quicker. I suffered with at least 3 flare ups a year. Horrible just horrible and I had to go to work 5 days a week. Have not had a flare in 8 years!

Comment from: Cookie 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 15

Uloric immediately stopped my gout pain. I've never felt stronger. I found out that I wasn't straining my feet while walking. For years I thought I had flat feet issues along with gout. My gout mimicked ankle sprains, stress fractures, bruises, plantar fasciitis etc.. After treatment with Uloric my feet feel strong as iron and my whole body feels better. Gout played tricks with me and was ravaging my whole body system. I would really not get that many major attacks but many minor ones. I could never take Allopurinol because it would make me really tired. Uloric I have no side effects except it might have raised my blood sugar about 10 to 20 points. Thank God my insurance pays for it. Blows Allopurinol away.

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Comment from: Mtnmanmike 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: November 29

Been using this for about a year (40 mg daily) and am very please with its effectiveness. Haven't had an attack since I started using it and I use to get one every three or four months, being on numerous and different drugs. I can also eat what I want (in moderation). This drug may not be for everyone, but it has gotten the job done for me.

Comment from: Goutless 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 31

Uloric is a miracle drug for me. I have a number of serious health problems, but no more gout. Nice to walk again. Uric acid is under control. Takes a while to kick in, but regular use after system clears has stopped gout attacks.

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Comment from: George C 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 15

Just wrote this long 200 word testimonial but your site wiped it out! In short...after 25 years of debilitating gout, my recent 2 year regular Uloric Intake has reversed my trophies!!!! A feeling miracle!!!

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Comment from: 35-44 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 09

I'm 40 now and had gout since 28 with gout flars two to three times a year; bad ones. Doc Started me on Allupurinol and I was in the most insane pain for 6 months and felt so tired all the time; hurt all over especially at night when sleeping. Switched to Uloric "Very exspensive" and started feeling better after three months on 40mg. I've been on it now going on three months; very satisfied with Uloric; have more energy and not tired and lothogic with Allupurinol

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Comment from: 420medicine� 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: February 07

I have been taking 80mg a day for almost a year it has worked well lowering uric acid level, however I have noticed a steady ringing in my ears,headaches more often,pain and stiffness in joints ,lower back,and neck ,ed has also came into play. I can't say irritability has increased because it stays elevated anyway from not having 100% use of my hands,knees and feet. No tophi decrease in the 6 out of 10 fingers affected nor the big toe in fact some days it looks words but anyhow I carry on because there is people in lot worse shape than me!! P.s. I do support medical marijuana any of you that wakes up hurting,nauseated,depressed,decreased appetite etc should put a yes vote on it also.........

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Comment from: Duke G 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 17

Started having gout attacks at 35,took allopurinol ,still got attacks,when uloric came out my doctor put me on 40 milligrams daily .since uloric became available my Uric acid levels are low and I have not had any gout attacks,works great for me,only drawback it's very expensive even with insurance.

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Comment from: ragmongo 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 27

I was initially placed on 40 mg Uloric. Dr increased it to 80 mg when gout flare persisted. There was no change. I remained in a flare up for approximately 1 month

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Comment from: bill 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: April 06

Gout for thirty years, hypertension 35 years, and CKD recently discovered (stage 3). This is my fourth time on Uloric. Allupurinol caused hives. Probenacid caused nausia and worse flares. Probenacid with colchrys caused nausia and worse flares. With Uloric (40) bad flares the 1st 3 times during a three year period, so I decided to stop dosage until CKD. Kidney doctor suggested it again so I am trying(two months in) 20mg every other day, then 20mg every day. Went from 11.5 to 11.1 after the everyother day. Hoping it will get lower. The last 3 years, 40-50 flares-ups. Big toes, ankles, elbows, wrists, shoulders and worse now hands. Right index finger much tophi(2 square inches) at palm joint, middle right finger and pinky for 1st time after starting Uloric again. I take prednisone sparingly because of side effects. Even with all the pain, I am hopeful! I believe lowering the uric acid will help the Chronic Kidney Disease, and the doctor does too.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 02

made me sick as a dog and caused SEVERE gout flare

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Comment from: krwilliams4223 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 03

A daily dose of 80mg Uloric has given me 4 years of Gout free living. The accumulation of tophi on my elbow and knuckles have disappeared. I no longer worry about Gout!!!

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Comment from: 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: October 31

I've been on this medication for a little over a year. I experienced sever nausea with this medication. However once I became a vegetarian, the nausea went away almost completely. I also take a Black Cherry pill and have not had an attack since combining it with Uloric.

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