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Had I read this before I went to the doctor today I would have questioned her about it. It's good to know there may be something else out there.
Thanks for the info!

Helena K

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4/29/09 12:20 A

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The first gout medication in 40 years:

Febuxostat is the generic name of the new drug which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on February 16. It is also called Uloric and Adenuric. You may not have heard anything about it yet as marketing approval was just granted April 21st.

It will be primarily used for people who have high levels of uric acid. It is considered more effective than allopurinol, but carries more risk of side effects.

The most comprehensive information comes from the European Medicines Agency at this link:

Just click on the "u" under the "EN" to select "Summary for the public" for the basics.

The "Product Information" heading contains the clinical details. Dry reading there, but you may want to take a look or show it to your doc.

Edited by: JOEMAXWELL at: 4/29/2009 (00:23)
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