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Uloric Lawsuit

Uloric Lawsuit

The gout drug Uloric is the subject of a growing number of lawsuits from people who allege that Takeda Pharmaceuticals has failed to warn about heart attacks, strokes, and death.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Uloric induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a heart attack or stroke, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Uloric Linked to Increased Risk of Death

May 2019 — The FDA has issued a Drug Safety Communication to warn about an increased death associated with Uloric, compared to another gout medication called allopurinol (Zyloprim and Aloprim).

What is the Risk?

The increased risk of death includes heart-related deaths, such as heart attacks and strokes, as well as death from all other causes.

FDA Updates Warnings on Uloric

This FDA conclusion is based on an in-depth review of results from a safety clinical trial that found an increased risk of death with Uloric. As a result, the FDA is adding a “Black Box” warning label to Uloric and limiting the approved use of Uloric to certain patients who are not treated effectively or experience severe side effects with allopurinol.

What Should I Do?

Patients on Uloric should tell their doctor about any history of heart problems or stroke. Seek emergency medical attention right away if you experience the following symptoms while taking Uloric:

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

What is Uloric?

Uloric (febuxostat) is a medication used to treat gout, which is a debilitating type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in the blood and causes inflammation in the joints. Uloric treats gout by inhibiting the enzyme xanthine oxidase, which reduces the amount of uric acid in the body.

Uloric is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, a Japanese-based pharmaceutical company. When it was approved by the FDA in 2009, it was the first new gout drug in over 40 years.

Uloric Lawsuits Filed Against Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing multiple whistleblower lawsuits filed by Helen Ge, a former safety consultant for Takeda who alleged that the company withheld information about dangerous side effects. In addition, a growing number of patients have filed lawsuits after developing these side effects.

Do I have a Uloric Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Uloric induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a heart attack or stroke, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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