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ULORIC – HEART AND STROKE RISK

Uloric is used to treat a type of arthritis called gout in adults. Gout happens when a naturally occurring substance in the body called uric acid builds up and causes sudden attacks of redness, swelling, and pain in one or more joints. Uloric lowers the uric acid levels in the blood.

On February 21, 2019, the FDA issued a safety announcement based on its “in-depth review of results from a safety clinical trial” concluding that “there is an increased risk of death with Uloric (febuxostat).”   The FDA required the addition of a boxed warning cardiovascular death and limiting treatment only for patients with symptomatic hyperuricemia.

Patients taking Uloric should seek medical attention right away if they experience:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of your body
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble talking
  • Sudden severe headache

If you or a loved one experienced a cardiovascular event after taking Uloric for 30 days or more, please contact us.   You may be entitled to full compensation including items such as: past and future medical expenses; funeral expenses; past and future lost earnings and earning capacity; pain, suffering and mental anguish; loss of spousal support and society; and punitive damages (if appropriate).

Your time to file a claim may be limited.  We recommend that you contact a lawyer immediately regarding your potential IVC filter claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm as the result of using a medical device, pharmaceutical drug, or other product, we have the experience to handle your claim. The attorneys at Freedland Harwin Valori, PL, can help you navigate the confusing process and make sure your case gets the attention that it deserves. For more information, or to schedule a free case evaluation with our firm, please call us or contact us online.

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