Uloric Lawsuit – Increased Risk of Death
Uloric (febuxostat) is a prescription medication used to treat adult patients with gout. Uloric is used when allopurinol has not worked effectively; or is not the right treatment for the patient. Uloric works by lowering blood uric acid levels in patients with gout.
Gout occurs when uric acid (a naturally occurring substance in the body) builds up and causes abrupt attacks of swelling, redness, and pain in one of more joints. Gout is considered to be a chronic disease, affecting around 8.3 million adults in the U.S. .
Uloric is manufactured by Japanese-based pharmaceutical company, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and was approved by the FDA in 2009.
On February 21st, 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded, based on the results from a safety clinical trial, that there is an increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes with Uloric .
The following results were observed by the FDA :
In patients treated with Uloric:
- 15 deaths from heart-related causes were observed for every 1,000 patients treated for a year
- 26 deaths from any cause were observed per 1,000 patients treated for a year
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is currently facing lawsuits, claiming that the company withheld information about dangerous and life-threatening side effects related to Uloric, that Takeda never warned the public about.
Warning Signs & Symptoms :
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Numbness or weakness on one side of your body
- Trouble talking
- Sudden severe headache
Uloric Lawsuit – Get Help Now:
Lawsuits have been filed against the companies who designed, manufactured, marketed, sold and distributed Uloric. Every state has a window of time known as a statute of limitations within which a lawsuit for injuries suffered must be commenced. If that period expires, an injured person will be prevented from bringing a claim against those who may be responsible. The only way to determine the time in which you have to file claim is to review the individual facts pertaining to your potential claim.
If you or a loved one were taking Uloric as the first line of treatment for gout and suffered from a heart attack, stroke or death, or needed a coronary revascularization, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced defective drug attorneys can help. Click, Chat or call 1(800)529-1010 24/7 for a free case evaluation.
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