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Also known as: Uloric

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Febuxostat Rating Summary

8.4/10 Average Rating

40 Ratings with 38 User Reviews

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Uloric (febuxostat): "I started on uloric due to having an allergic reaction to allopurinol. Well the 2nd day on it I broke out in a small rash not very noticeable and the 3rd day I have a burning painful rash all over my body!!! My face started swelling and the slightest touch feels like someone is ripping my skin. I was told to stop immediately and now it's the wait game for the reaction to go away now :-("

   
1.0

J1986 August 18, 2017

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"Been taking Febuxostat for 20 months or so. Prior to doing so I had major agony gout attacks every two weeks. First year the tablets activated all the stored crystals and I was in agony, but not as frequent...anyway I stuck with it and have had 2 minor not too painful attacks in the last 8 months...after 2 yrs I should have cleared all the joints and won't have any further attacks. I'm running and in the gym for the first time in nearly 3 years, so feel better all round. Stick with it, is my advice. The only downside has been a reduction in libido, but I'll take that over the agony of gout."

   
9.0

NickF68 July 25, 2017

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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."

   
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GoutPainFreeMe (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 6, 2017

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Uloric (febuxostat): "I have been on Uloric for the past 18 months. I have taken a pill every day (80mg) with colchicine. Unfortunately my attacks have become more frequent and more severe. My doctor keeps saying I will get better, but I am running out of patience and plan to go to a different doctor and possibly a different drug. I need an honest second opinion, it does not help that my Rheumatologist is closing his practice due to an impending lawsuit."

   
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Getting more attacks (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 28, 2017

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Uloric (febuxostat): "I have been on 80 mg Uloric with colchicine for the last 18 months. I used to get attacks about once every 3 months, while only taking colchicine, now with Uloric I get an attacks almost every month. It took about 6 months for my purine levels to fall to a normal range. but still attacks, I am saddened by the results. My doctor says to continue and he expects it could be another year before I don't get attacks. I don't believe him and am seeking a second opinion. My attacks typically are in my feet and last 7 to 10 days. I presently have a rare attack in my knee and I can hardly walk without severe pain. I have an insurance plan that basically covers this."

   
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Pinballer (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 26, 2017

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Uloric (febuxostat): "Went on Uloric about 2 years ago, cleared gout up quickly but after 6 months quit due to cost. Have found that Gout attacks are too much to handle so have gone back on Uloric. But have found that in Mexico you can buy the same drug for $30 per month. Thanks US healthcare."

   
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DallasM (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2017

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Uloric (febuxostat): "I took Uloric for four months. It worked great for gout; however. I have experienced a rapid onset hypertension and increased heart rate (+ 35%). I had no such problems prior to Uloric. I'd rather have gout. Caveat Emptor."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 4, 2017

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"I had gout for 20 years and allergic to Allopurinol. Overall my gout has been poorly managed. Last year I had back to back debilitating attacks. Radically changed diet with zero effect over many months. Researched BP meds and was taken off Ramipril. Immediate reduction in flare ups but UA still 10 to 17. After going onto 80mg Febuxostat UA was 4.5 within 4 days. Took Colchicine during 4 months. As predicted had flare ups when starting as UA came out of joints. With the worst ever gout attack. Now all is fantastic and taken up exercise again. My arthritic knees even seem better. Don't know if this is coincidence. Fortunately in UK this medicine is free on national health."

   
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Stevemacuk April 23, 2017

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Uloric (febuxostat): "Had gout flares on & off for 30 years. Usually prednisone would clear it up. Tried allupurinol but it made my legs & feet tingly. Tried uloric, no flare ups. Uric acid dropped to 1.9 on 80 mg. Dr changed dose to 40 mg, uric levels staying around 4. Only side effect I've noticed is a big increase in dreams. No nightmares or bad dreams ,just a lot of regular dreams. Luckily its carried by the base pharmacy so there is no cost."

   
9.0

Big Ally February 20, 2017

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Uloric (febuxostat): "initial use caused flare up. Regular use has been very effective at preventing flare ups. Side effect for me is that although it doesn't seem to be be the cause of rashes it seems to exacperate an reoccurring eczema like skin condition on my hands. Stopped use of Uloric to see if skin condition on hands would improve and the eczema was less severe....but then I had a gout attack! No cost to me in Canada with a benefits plan."

   
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Mcgouty November 19, 2016

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Uloric (febuxostat): "Over priced medications Probably government sponsored at tax payers expense and then billed for profit.... Should be 5 bucks for 30 days."

   
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Anonymous July 7, 2016

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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!"

   
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Shadowmark (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 2, 2016

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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."

MedMan175 May 15, 2016

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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."

   
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Q4 May 8, 2016

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Uloric (febuxostat): "I've had gout and now tophus gout for 13 years. My UA is normally 10.8. With Uloric, Probenecid, and Colcrys - the combination of all three meds brings the UA down to 4.8 - great for getting rid of the tophi. Having a lot of insurance problems as they will not approve Uloric. They keep saying that they have not received the doctor's faxes - though we have proof that they have received them, etc. so much for coverage of the elderly."

   
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DocEagle (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2016

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Uloric (febuxostat): "Started taking 3 days ago. Pain left my fingers for the most part and went straight to my toe. Hurts big time. Taking 40 dose daily. According to Uloric web page, it may get worse at first.......well...... gout is much worse. Patiently waiting and praying. NO INSURANCE COVERAGE."

KSVJ (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2015

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Uloric (febuxostat): "Still have short flareups of gout but less painful and pain only lasts a few hours"

   
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motel (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 15, 2015

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Uloric (febuxostat): "Yellowing of skin Hair loss Severe hives"

John may October 14, 2015

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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."

   
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Mci August 16, 2015

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Uloric (febuxostat): "Started taking uloric after allopurinol gave me neuropothy in my feet and kept me up at night. First drug to get uric acid below 6...so happy doctor. I'm 65 and have only had 2 major gout attacks and never want to experience that again. The expense has driven my drug costs into the "donut hole" and can't use the discount card due to the many restrictions. Way to expensive but don't want gout again."

   
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Westie0506 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 12, 2015

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"Smoother than alloprinol. Long term side effects still not known, but works very very well"

   
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DaveDaveDaveDave June 18, 2015

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"Had my first ever Gout flare in 2009. Since then, had about 4 attacks till 2013, but uric acid was always more than 8; some times more than 10. In 2014, I got 2 flares in a year. That's when I started Febuxostat. Worked like a charm! I'm taking 40mg daily. Uric acid is maintained at 5.5 mg/dl since then. I was drinking water like crazy before to maintain uric acid - didn't help. Now, I'm careless about water in-take, still uric acid levels are fine. My doctor is very data driven, so we took baseline SGPT/SGOT (liver enzymes) test before starting the medication. Measured uric acid and liver enzymes again after 1 month, and then after 3 months. No side effects on liver enzymes but uric acid level went down drastically. So, I love it!"

   
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Mehul-Bhatt (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 12, 2015

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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."

   
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Rider Pride March 6, 2015

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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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Anonymous February 26, 2015

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Uloric (febuxostat): "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."

   
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Gary E January 7, 2015

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