Uloric®, a medication prescribed for the management of chronic gout, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and/or stroke. Uloric lawsuits claim the manufacturer of Uloric failed to warn users of the increased risk of these side effects. If you suffered cardiovascular problems while taking Uloric for at least 30 days, you may have a legal claim and be entitled to compensation.
Gout is a form of arthritis, often in the feet and toes, which results from elevated uric acid levels in the bloodstream. Uloric (Febuxostat) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor prescribed for the management of chronic hyperuricemia (excess uric acid) in adult patients with gout. Uloric is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and originally received FDA approval on February 13, 2009.
In 2017, the FDA mandated Takeda Pharmaceuticals to conduct a safety clinical trial for Uloric. The findings of this safety trial showed an increased risk of heart-related deaths and deaths from all causes compared to the alternative gout medication, allopurinol. Similarly, a 2018 safety study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that, compared to the alternative generic gout medication Allopurinol, Uloric was linked to a statistically significant increase in deaths due to heart attack and stroke.
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