What is Uloric?
Our Uloric (febuxostat) review revealed that this prescription medication is a xanthine oxidase (XO) inhibitor, which has the ability to manage hyperuricemia and lower the quantity of uric acid in a patient’s blood. This is supposed to manage a perosn’s gout symptoms. Potential buyers should note that the medication does not relieve pain, nor does it treat asymptomatic hyperuricemia.
This gout medication is a chemical balance with febuxostat as the active ingredient. It is able to lower the levels of uric acid in the blood and manage hyperuricemia.
Our research discovered that there are ‘inactive’ ingredients present in the tablets which include:
- Lactose monohydrate
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Hydroxypropyl cellulose
- Sodium croscarmellose
- Silicon dioxide
- Magnesium stearate
- Opadry II
Uloric is a pill which is to be taken once a day. The choice of dosage is a 40 mg tablet and an 80 mg tablet, to be taken as per the recommendation of your doctor.
Other instructions regarding the dosage include:
- A suggestion for patients to ingest the medication during the same time period every day, though the time specification may simply be because it will help to ensure that you do not forget to ingest the medication.
- You may take it with or without food, our research suggested that you should ask for your doctor’s recommendation regarding this.
There is also a list of foods that patients should avoid while taking the medication. This is to help reduce the chances of an attack. The foods and drinks include:
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Sugary Drinks
- Red Meat
There are also a few warnings and potential side effects that come with this product, so you should read the information leaflet carefully.
What is the Cost?
Our online research found the cost of this product to be $308.99 for 30 capsules, with customers being able to choose the strength of the dosage. The fact that this is a prescription medication may be the reason for the high price and lack of availability to purchase it online.
We were unable to find a manufacturers guarantee or a return policy for this medication. Generally, prescription medications don’t come with a refund policy.
Our Final Review of Uloric
The medication is suggested to lower a patient’s uric acid levels, using a chemical that inhibits its production. However, while the customer reviews we found seemed to indicate that it was able to do this, we should mention that we have several concerns about it. This chemical drug is also relatively new which means there has not been sufficient testing for all the cases where patients could be harmed rather then helped if they use the tablets. The manufacturers seem to acknowledge this as they have attached a list of precautions to its use. In the end, we would definitely suggest that patients provide their doctors with a complete medical record, and seek their advice before taking this medication.