The Problem: Uloric, a drug for gout, has been shown to increase heart complications in patients
The Response: In February 2019, the FDA added a Black Box warning on all prescriptions of Uloric. It said, Risk of Death
What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.
The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are investigating allegations that Uloric, a drug manufactured for the treatment of Gout, can cause serious side affects, including death. If you or someone you know developed heart complications or heart attack and even death, contact us today. Find out if you can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free case evaluation.
The Food and Drug Administration has concluded that there is an increased risk of death with Uloric, compared to another drug, Allopurinol, which has been used for gout much longer.
Uloric, also known as febuxostat, is a medication used to treat a type of arthritis called gout that is caused by a buildup of uric acid in one or more joints. A xanthine oxidase inhibitor, Uloric reduces the levels of uric acid in the blood to prevent sudden onsets of gout attacks, which comprise redness, swelling, and pain at the joints.
Uloric is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. The FDA rejected the approval two times over possible increased risks of serious adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including heart attack, stroke and death, before approving in 2009. The approved it with the condition that the manufacturer conduct the now-completed (11/15/17) large, post-market randomized clinical trial to further evaluate the cardiovascular risks.
The FDA concluded that there is an increased risk of death with Uloric compared to the other drug, Allopurinol. However this ruling did not come until after the drug had been in use for over 10 years.
On February 21, 2019, the FDA added a Black Box warning – Risk of Death.
The following complications from taking Uloric may qualify you for compensation. They are:
- Heart-related death
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
- Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Unstable angina
If you or anyone you know have taken Ulonic for gout and developed heart complications or damage, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our Uloric Attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer or fill out the free case evaluation. We want to help you.