Uloric is an effective solution to treat gout. It contains Febuxostat as the main active ingredient. This medicine is available in conventional tablet form and in dosages 40 mg and 80 mg. It is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Manufacturer: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Active Ingredient: Active component in the medicine is Febuxostat. It is a non-purine inhibitor of xanthine oxidase that shows uric acid lowering activity. This active component inhibits the activity of xanthine oxidase. Due to inhibition of xanthine oxidase, uric acid production is decreased and serum uric acid levels are lowered.
It might provide protection against acute renal failure caused by the excessive uric acid that occurs upon massive tumor cell lysis.
Indications: Given medicine composed of Febuxostat is indicated for the treatment of excessive uric acid levels in people with gout. It reduces the amount of uric acid produced by the body. A maximized uric acid level can cause gout. Due to the risk of very serious heart-related problems and stroke with this medicine. Uloric should be used only after treatment with medicine allopurinol did not work to lower the uric acid level.
It is not recommended to treat symptoms caused by only high blood uric acid levels.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medicine acts by reducing the uric acid levels by blocking xanthine oxidase. The enzyme Xanthine oxidase helps the body to produce uric acid from the substance xanthine. High levels of uric acid in the blood can result in gout.
Dosages: This effective medicine Uloric is available in the dosages as given below:
- 40 mg: It is to be consumed orally with or without food, usually once a day as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 80 mg: This medicine is advised to be taken once a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
Note: It may cause more gout attacks for several months after starting this drug while the body removes extra uric acid. It is not a pain reliever.