Uloric Gout Medicine
This article was originally written in 2019. As of 2023, there have been no successful Uloric lawsuits. We regret that we are not able to help Uloric patients based on the information described in this article.
Uloric is a medicine used to treat gout. But, this medicine has a checkered past. In this article, find out how Takeda, the maker of Uloric, put people at risk.
Uloric Gets FDA Approval
Pharmaceutical companies work for years to create medicines. It’s a major investment. When Takeda brought a new gout medicine to the FDA, they also provided their test results. The FDA looked at the testing and approved Uloric according to their guidelines. But, Takeda didn’t give the FDA all the test results.
Profits Over Safety
When the FDA approved Uloric for sale, Takeda hid important information. Takeda knew of an increased risk of strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular issues. But they hid this information from the FDA. Also, Takeda did not warn doctors of the risks. There was nothing listed in the side effects of the increased risk.
Why? Takeda knew that warning people of the risk would deter most people from buying it. This company put their profits above public health and safety. For them, they are likely to make more money than they will pay out in injury lawsuits. Think about that. This company doesn’t care about your health, they want to take your money and run.
Uloric is also known as febuxostat. The FDA issued a boxed notice to warn people of the increased risk of death. Many people with or without current heart problems are at risk. Additionally, the medication causes permanent heart health problems. These problems include:
- Heart-related death
- Non-deadly heart attack
- Non-deadly stroke
- Unstable angina (inadequate blood supply to the heart)
If you have experienced any problems while taking Uloric, contact an experienced injury lawyer near you. You may be eligible for financial compensation.
The FDA warns to seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular and/or rapid heartbeat
- Numbness and/or weakness on one side of your body
- Slurred speech or trouble talking
- Sudden, severe headache
When To Call A Lawyer
Anyone experiencing heart problems during or after taking Uloric should contact a lawyer. If a loved one died of a heart problem while taking Uloric, talk to a lawyer. It is important to preserve your rights before the statute of limitations runs out.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Dangerous Drug Lawyer
At Haggerty & Silverman, we want to punish companies, like Takeda, that put people at risk. They’ve made millions, sometimes billions of dollars while hiding the problems their medicines cause. If you’ve been harmed by dangerous prescriptions, you deserve financial compensation.
No amount of money will likely fix the damage done. But, the money can make the rest of your life comfortable or help your loved ones.
We always offer free consultations. Additionally, you don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you. Call or text our office at 717-397-3200 to speak to a lawyer. Or, use our online form to schedule a free personal injury consultation.