Febuxostat is a medication approved to prevent gout attacks that are caused by high uric acid levels in the body. This prescription medication works to lower uric acid levels by inhibiting the effects of a certain enzyme in the body. Although most people tolerate it well, it is not suitable for everyone. Side effects may include gout flares, joint pain, and nausea.
Febuxostat (Uloric®) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of gout. Febuxostat is the first new medication approved for gout in the past 40 years.
As with any medicine, febuxostat can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of febuxostat include, but are not limited to:
- Joint pain
- Gout flares
- Liver problems.
(Click Side Effects of Febuxostat to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)