What is Uloric?Uloric is a prescription medicine, used to lower blood uric acid levels in adults with gout.
What is the most important information I should know about Uloric?Your gout may flare up when you start taking Uloric. Do not stop taking Uloric even if you have a flare-up. Your doctor may give you other medicines to help prevent your gout flare-ups.
Your doctor may do certain tests while you take Uloric to monitor your liver and levels of uric acid. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor.
A small number of heart attacks, strokes, and heart-related deaths were seen in people taking Uloric. It is not certain that Uloric causes heart problems. Contact your doctor and seek medical care if you notice any signs or symptoms of heart attack or stroke.
Who should not take Uloric?Do not take Uloric if you take azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran), mercaptopurine (Purinethol), or theophylline (Theo-24, Elixophyllin, Theochron, Theolair, Uniphyl).
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Uloric?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Uloric. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver or kidney problems, have a history of heart disease or stroke, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The recommended starting dose is 40 milligrams (mg) once daily. Your doctor may increase your dose to 80 mg once daily depending on your response to the medication.
How should I take Uloric?Take Uloric exactly as your doctor prescribed. Uloric can be taken with or without food, and with antacids.
What should I avoid while taking Uloric?Do not stop taking Uloric if you have a flare-up of gout. Speak to your doctor if you are concerned about your flare-ups.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Uloric?If Uloric is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Uloric with the following: azathioprine, mercaptopurine (Purinethol), or theophylline.
What are the possible side effects of Uloric?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: liver problems, nausea, gout flare-ups, joint pain, rash
Can I receive Uloric if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Uloric?If you miss a dose of Uloric, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Uloric?Store at room temperature.
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