If you’ve been taking Uloric to treat gout, it is reasonable for you to expect to receive medical benefits from its use. However, you also deserve to know about the risks associated with Uloric so you can weigh them against the drug’s benefits. However, if you’ve developed severe medical complications from using Uloric, you might be entitled to receive compensation for the economic losses stemming from its use.
To help determine the nature of your right to recover for injuries caused by using Uloric, you should consult an experienced Ft. Lauderdale Uloric injury attorney for legal advice. At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. we are firmly committed to standing up against large international pharmaceutical companies to advocate for our clients for injuries caused by unreasonably dangerous medical products.
Uloric is drug produced by the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company to treat gout – a condition characterized by an excessive buildup of uric acid in the blood, causing needle-like crystalline molecules to form in a person’s joints and extremities. As a result, those with gout can suffer intense pain, swelling, and tenderness in joint tissue. Although gout can affect anyone, those who suffer from diabetes and kidney disease have an increased risk of developing gout.
The active chemical ingredient in Uloric is called febuxostat, which has been marketed as a pharmaceutical to treat gout since 2009. During clinic trials, research data suggested a correlation between the use of febuxostat and an increased risk of death due to cardiac conditions.
In 2018, a postmarket study of febuxostat involving more than 6,000 patients concluded there was a significant correlation between the drug and fatal cardiac events. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposed a “black box” warning on the drug regarding the increased risk of cardiovascular death for Uloric.
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What Should You Do if You Experience Harmful Side Effects?
If you begin to experience adverse effects from taking Uloric, you should contact an experienced physician immediately. Specific signs and symptoms could indicate the presence of a life-threatening medical condition.
Call Your Doctor if You Begin Experiencing the Following Symptoms:
- Chest pain or tightness
- Pain radiating to your jaw or shoulder
- Stomach pain
- Urine with a deep, dark color
- Yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice)
Do not stop taking Uloric without first consulting with a qualified physician who has accurate information about your medical history.
Contact Schlesinger Law Offices for Advice
Those who are afflicted by diabetes and cardiovascular disease must endure significant challenges in their life. The decision to lead a healthier life starts with listening to your physician and taking medication as prescribed. However, when such medication creates an undeniable risk of harm to the user, you shouldn’t have to suffer while the company profits. At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our attorneys are willing to do whatever it takes to advocate for your case, including taking your case to trial and even for appeal if necessary. You can benefit from our results-oriented approach to legal representation as a way of encouraging better corporate responsibility and safer products for consumers.
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