Uloric is the one from so called uric acid lowering medications. Deposition of the uric acid crystals is responsible for the attacks of a gout.

You may have more gout attacks for a few months after you start taking this drug, so at the initiation it is usually given with colchicine or NSAID. The daily dose of uloric is 80 mg (tablet) per day.

Uloric’s dose does not need to be adjusted with kidney dysfunction.

More common side effects of uloric:

  • nausea
  • rash
  • elevation of the liver enzymes

Rare side effects:

  • chest pain or pressure
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • headache
  • upset stomach or throwing up

Your pharmacist will discuss with you all side effects. Tell to your pharmacist about all medications you take.

Uloric use should be avoided with combination of the azathioprine, mercaptopurine, pegloticase, and theophylline.

There are no well-controlled studies in pregnant women, so its use during pregnancy indicated only if potential benefit to the mother outweighs potential risk to the baby.