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User Reviews for Febuxostat

Also known as: Uloric

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Gout  
8.3
56 reviews 9 medications

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Reviews for Febuxostat

Pinballer · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 14, 2021

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Initially my doctor prescribed Uloric, my gout never got better, in fact it got worse, my doctor insisted that the medicine would eventually work. After one year of severe gout and attacks every two weeks, a different doctor put me on Allopurinol, 400mg per day, that finally was the answer to my gout problems. Things have been very good for three years now, had only one attack and that is when my doctor went from 300mg to 400mg .”

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NoGout3years · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 10, 2021

For Gout: “For all the people in the US complaining about pricing, order the drug in Mexico, name is different “Turazive” but is the same active component (febuxostat) and same Japanese maker (takeda lab) Costs $30 usd. per month supply, if you buy a 3 month supply the 4th is free. Been taking this drug for 3 years with no flare ups, UA levels normal...so happy!”

10 / 10
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Hambone December 18, 2020

For Gout: “From age 52 I began experiencing gout attacks in the big toe then gradually the top of the foot. The only relief prescribed to me was colchicine and NSAIDs, but the attacks became more frequent over time. I then began to experience random swelling in my knees. None of the orthopaedic surgeons or sports doctors thought gout was the cause of my knee issues. They were wrong, it was all about blood chemistry and not about worn cartilage. I found out when finally one GP took a sample of the fluid buildup and and revealed a very high uric acid content in it. He was the only doctor I visited that suggested 40 mg a day Febuxostat to me. The attacks were more frequent initially, but I expected it, that is what happens. It did take around 9 months for the gout attacks and knee swelling to subside, but now can actually sit down on a toilet seat without having to support myself with my arms to avoid pain. I've not had an attack now since nor have I had any knee issues either.”

9 / 10
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deeton August 19, 2009

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I started taking Uloric 5 weeks ago. It seems to be working alright. I have tried several medicines for this ailment allopurinal, colchicine, steroids, vicodin. It took me a week to get off those, had bad reactions on allopurinol i.e. rashes, swelling of the stomach and lips. Colchicine diarrhea so bad I couldn't work. Anyway Uloric has been pretty effective so far. I have also tried apple cider vineger, baking soda, herbal remedies none as effective as Uloric. Only drawback to it I don't have insurance and Uloric is $200.00 for a 30 day supply.”

6 / 10
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Dave E · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 26, 2014

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I rarely had gout flare ups despite having high levels for 10 years, I couldn't take the allopurinol, and when I started having small more frequent flare ups my doctor urged me to try Uloric, warning me that I was damaging my joints even if I wasn't having flare ups. The first 4 months on it I had probably 7 flare ups, more than I had ever had before, but my levels were low. Finally after 6 months they stopped and I have had zero issues for months. I think that what happens is that you build up crystals in your joints over the years if you don't treat your gout, then when you go on this medicine your levels drop so fast that the crystals dissolve and fall out into your joints. Stick with it, it's worth it. Not sure what it costs.”

9 / 10
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Redbrick · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 23, 2013

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I have had Gout since I was 23, I am now 48. I tried everything and nothing seemed to work. My body would not accept Allapurinol no matter how long I stayed on it, it caused bad flare ups. Uloric has been a Godsend! I almost forgot what it was like not to be in bad pain everyday. My uric acid level is now down below 6 and I take 40 mg of Uloric daily. I reccomend Uloric to anyone that has gout. A truly great medicine that is priceless to me.”

10 / 10
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tboybmx July 8, 2010

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I have been using Uloric 40mg 1 x a day for just about 3 months. It has been working very well, but I was off it for two days and pain started up quickly again in my toe and hand joints. Went back on it and is working again. Colchicine works but the diarrhea is terrible. Also my uric acid level was just above 7.0 at start but now is very low and normal.”

9 / 10
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msgtb October 30, 2009

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “My mother has severe gout and has reactions to both apuranol and cholcine. She had to take predisone since she couldn't take the other medications. Since, she started taking Uloric it has controlled her gout without any side effects. Seems very effective and safe.”

10 / 10
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hjr October 24, 2009

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I started using Uloric (40mg) on 8/18/09. My uric acid was 12.8. Blood work done 10/19 it was down to 6.9! BUT, I developed a rash on one side of my face; cutting back to 40mg every other day and using an ointment to see if the rash improves. Couldn't tolerate any of the other medicines available for gout.”

8 / 10
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RED HOCHMUTH August 13, 2013

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I have had the gout since I was 26, am now 73. I took allipuronol 300mg for many years (it worked). My doctor has changed me to Uloric 40 for about 6 months and have had no side effects, my blood tests are well in range. I am very pleased with this.”

10 / 10
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djebear November 18, 2011

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I have taken Uloric for about 2 years now and has done very well at controlling my gout. I originally started with the 40mg pills but still had minor attacks about once a month. My doctor increased my dosage to the 80mg and I no longer have attacks. The price is way to high.”

8 / 10
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Frank P. February 15, 2014

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I donated a kidney in 2004 and was diagnosed with my first gout attack in January 2014. My Dr advised me of all the possible medications I am able to take for the attacks and for long term maintenance. The ONLY long term medicines I can take because of the kidney donation was Uloric. I've been taking it for about a month with a low dosage of Colchicine (unsure of spelling). It has been working and I personally have not experienced any side effects at all. With major diet adjustments and the medication my uric acid level dropped 5 points during that month. I am trying my best to continue taking what is my only option but the cost is very high even with my benefits. Looking for some answers as to options. Much appreciate the help.”

10 / 10
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Shadowmark · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 2, 2016

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Was diagnosed with Chronic Gout in early 2013 after over a decade of periodic attacks - Suffered for 3 straight months when subscribed Uloric - As one should be "gout free" for some weeks before taking - having Chronic gout wasn't possible - so started off along with Cochicine - Over 2 years later - Have never had another gout attack - and best of all - I can eat/drink whatever I want again (Even Shrimp and Beer that were the worst causes for attacks). My doctor commented he has never seen such dramatic drop in Uric acid levels in my blood tests (although not many patients he has uses it due to the cost - not all insurance companies may cover). No side affects that seem apparent. Life changing for the better!”

10 / 10
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Lotz February 26, 2014

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Uloric been awesome for me since it came out in Feb, 2009. Started with 40 mg and had small attacks like every two months or so. Went to 80 mg and have had no attacks. I did run a gout fever cold/sweat/shakes which my Dr. Gave me a shot for. I might have a light rash on my lower leg from Uloric but it's well worth it, I can bowl in league and no worries of attack popping up next day.”

10 / 10
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Rider Pride March 6, 2015

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Suffered for a few years with painful gout attacks. Tried a few different things but nothing really worked for me. A doctor had a trial bottle of Uloric 80mg and it changed my life. It did take a couple of months before it brought my uric acid levels down and the attacks stopped. In fact it was probably worse for the first month. But I stuck with it and turned the corner. I can now enjoy all the foods I used to eat without the consequence.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 30, 2012

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I started 80mg Uloric about 4 weeks ago just to lower my Uric Acid level which was over 10. I had no symptoms - within two weeks my uric acid level was around 5.5 which is great, however, I had a flare up and it has not gone away for the past two weeks. I am on Indomethacin and Prednisone, it helps (but I was just told not to take them together) - but the Indomethacin is hard on the stomach. It is expensive but the makers of Uloric do have a coupon that helps with the cost.”

7 / 10
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Q4 May 8, 2016

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “First time I got Gout I was 14 then never had it again till I turned 40. 1 attack a year led to 2 then 3 and 4. The pain got worse every attack. I went on Allopuranol 3 years ago and it brought my Uric acid down to below 3 but the side effects were starting to bother me. I went off it for a year and the attacks started up again. I went on Uloric 80 mg a day 2 months ago and it's a life changing solution. No side effect and and no attacks. What more can I say.”

10 / 10
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Mci August 16, 2015

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Suffered for 10 years. Uloric a life changing drug. No flares for the last 5 years. One 40mg tab allows me to eat and drink anything I want. Blessed with Cadillac health coverage, 90 day supply only $15.00. Would gladly pay anything for this type of relief. Tophi build ups completely dissolved.”

10 / 10
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Gary E January 7, 2015

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Expensive but worth it! My uric acid was in the 9-10 range and I was having several severe gout attacks every year. I tried allopurinol but didn't work, so started on Uloric 40mg about 6 months ago. Had a few minor attacks during the first 5 months, but since then I can eat or drink anything and doesn't cause any flashes. Doctors office just called and the uric acid level was 4.8.”

10 / 10
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Beverton 79 · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 27, 2017

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “This is a miracle drug!! I've been suffering with gout for 10 years now. The last 3-4 years however have been hell. Anyone who does not suffer from gout count your blessings everyday! For the past 3-4 years an attack would last for 4-5 months!!! I was taking Tylenol 3 for pain and naproxen I also took Allopurinol for 6 months and it didn't work. My friend who suffers from gout recommended Uloric. After my last attack ended I went to the doctor. I've been on uloric for a year and a half now with NO attacks and NO swelling. I eat and drink as I please with NO side effects. If anyone is reading this please talk to your doctor asap”

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Taz · Taken for 10 years or more June 27, 2019

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Uloric has been the best thing to happen to me for my gout. I became allergic to Allopurinol and had to manage my gout by dietary restrictions; really strict. During that period, Uloric was in its research phase. About 1yr or so later it came onto the market and life has been gout free...unless I go seafood crazy. I have no side affects, so weight gain; nothing. For over 10-12 yrs....no problems at all. Good luck for those searching for their miracle.”

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BB Oregon · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 15, 2013

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I've been on Uloric for about 3 years now. Have NOT had 1 flare-up since, and it's also lowered my uric acid level in my blood. I've been on the A & C meds for gout and they did nothing to help. Uloric is a miracle in my opinion. Very happy with it. They also have a discount coupon for it, which will lower what you pay for it.”

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Anonymous February 26, 2015

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Worked well, had attacks 4-6 times a year, bad ones. Haven't had an attack in 2 years but really messed with my mind. My dreams became so vivid and colorful, fall asleep too quickly now. Hard to wake up. Starting to worry about memory loss so am going to switch out for awhile. (doctor agreed)”

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BikerDick October 26, 2019

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Been on Uloric for about 6 months. It dropped my level fast. But Hey...whats sudden death from a heart attack as long as you die with low uric acid? Seriously, I'm asking my Doc to change this med due to this risk.”

5 / 10
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MedMan175 May 15, 2016

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “I was taking Uloric for a little over a year, with excellent results. The downside was the co-pay was around $70 a month to start. In a little over a year, the co-pay was increased several times; today, the co-pay is over $300! I discontinued taking Uloric simply because I could no longer afford the out-of-pocket co-pay. By the way, I have an excellent supplemental insurance plan that covers only drugs. Having had a kidney transplant six months ago, I'll be taking two immunosuppressant drugs (Cellcept and Prograf) for the rest of my life. The co-payment for these two drugs is not cheap, but even combined, their co-pays are much less than for Uloric. This is just another example how pharmaceutical companies gouge consumers.”

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murphy308 · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 19, 2018

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “My doctor called it a miracle drug. I have been on ULORIC since it came out (5 years??).I was allergic to allopurinol plus it damaged my kidney function. Before uloric I could not put my fingers together. Now my joints are NORMAL. NO GOUT. No side effects. Thank you TEKEDA.”

10 / 10
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OKIE December 3, 2018

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “Started taking Uloric shortly after it came on the market. It was 10 or 12 years ago now. Initially I suffered a major flair up of which I had been warned would probably occur by my physician. Once it cleared up the gout effecting my fingers, hands and feet totally subsided. I have suffered no noticeable side effects. I have noticed if I over indulge in some foods I will feel a tingling in my left big toe. Its a warning to moderate or alter my diet or else. The medication was expensive when I began taking it and is to this day. I've been thinking their patent on it would expire during my life time but it appears I'm wrong.”

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GoutPainFreeMe · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 6, 2017

Uloric (febuxostat) for Gout: “My doctor told me for a few years that I would have to take a pill everyday for the rest of my life to avoid it. I refused and fought it off with the regular pills when it flared up. After struggling with gout for several years it had reached a chronic condition leaving me on crutches every other week. It had become so bad I thought bones were breaking. Turns out it was just even more intense gout attacks. Finally I raised the white flag of surrender and agreed to take a pill everyday for the rest of my life. After some research I decided on Uloric. I have been taking one pill a day every day for the past 3 years and I have not had a single gout flair up.”

10 / 10
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