Uloric is prescribed for the treatment of gout, a type of arthritis afflicting more than 8 million Americans. The cause is elevated uric acid levels in the blood, which can be due to impaired kidney function, genetic factors, and/or diet. It is most common in those who primarily eat too much fatty meat, consume large amounts of alcohol, and/or are obese (historians suggest that Henry VIII of England had suffered from the condition, and it has been known since ancient times as “the disease of kings”).
Below are some of our news stories explaining the potential dangers of Uloric, and especially the connection to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. To learn more about the types of injuries that have been linked to this medication, and the legal claims that have been filed, click Uloric.