A growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who suffered heart attacks after taking the gout drug Uloric.
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Uloric Linked to Heart Attack Risk
In February 2019, the FDA added a Boxed Warning about the risk of heart attack and death from Uloric (febuxostat), a medication that is approved to treat gout in adults.
Symptoms of a Heart Attack
Patients on Uloric should seek emergency medical attention right away if they experience symptoms of a heart attack, such as:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
- Trouble talking
- Sudden severe headache
What is the Risk of Heart Attack from Uloric?
A safety found that Uloric increased the risk of heart-related deaths (such as heart attack or stroke) and death from all other causes compared to allopurinol.
For every 1,000 people who took Uloric for one year, the study found that 15 people died from heart-related problems, plus another 26 people died from other causes.
Safety Warnings Issued in Canada
In November 2019, Health Canada issued a Safety Warning after a major clinical study (the CARES trial) found that 4.3% of patients on Uloric died of a heart attack or stroke.
Uloric Heart Attack Lawsuits
One of the first people to file a Uloric Lawsuit (PDF) was Mark G., a man from Vermont who claims that Takeda Pharmaceuticals failed to warn him about the risk of heart attacks. He started taking Uloric in 2015 and suffered a heart attack in June 2017.
The lawsuit was filed on June 27, 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois — Case No. 1:19-cv-04347.
The consumer watchdog group Public Citizen has demanded a Uloric recall because it increases a patient’s risk of death from heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. Even so, the FDA has not recalled Uloric.
Heart Side Effects of Uloric
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
- Cardiac death
- Unstable angina (decreased blood-flow to the heart)
- Non-fatal myocardial infarction
- Cardiovascular death
Can I Join a Class Action?
Many lawsuits have been filed by people who took Uloric and suffered a heart attack. However, these lawsuits are not part of a Uloric class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that have been filed by people who are seeking compensation for their pain & suffering, medical expenses, long-term injuries, wrongful death of a loved one, and more.
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