What Is the Uloric Lawsuit?

What Is Takeda Pharmaceuticals/Uloric Lawsuit?

The Uloric lawsuit claims Takeda Pharmaceuticals (the manufacturer of Uloric) not only new of the increased risk of cardiovascular-related deaths but also failed to warn patients of the increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

What Do We Know About Uloric?

The FDA has come to the conclusion that there is an increased risk of death with Uloric in comparison to Allopurinol (an alternative gout medication).

They came to this conclusion after an in-depth study and clinical trial. Of particular note, they found an increase in cardiac-related deaths, attributable to Uloric.

The FDA is now requiring Uloric prescription information to require a Boxed Warning (their most prominent warning) and is limiting the prescription of Ulric to patients who are not responding to or are experiencing severe side facts from Allopurinol.

Uloric was originally approved by the FDA in 2009 for the treatment of gout, a disease affecting approximately 8.3 million us adults. In 2009, the FDA made Takeda Pharmaceuticals aware of possible cardiovascular events patients being treated by Uloric may experience and required them to conduct a large scale clinical trial.

On March 12, 2018, the results of the trial were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors of the study found a statistically significant increase in heart-related deaths compared to users Allopurinol.

What Are the Signs of Potentially Deadly Side Effects From Uloric?

The FDA lists the below as severe symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of your body
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble talking
  • Sudden severe headache

If you or a loved one are taking Uloric and experiencing any of the above, you should seek immediate emergency medical help.

How Can You Seek Compensation for Pharmaceutical Negligence?

If you or a loved experienced a heart attack or stroke while taking Uloric, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team. Or contact us through our form below.


  • Firm founding: 1986
  • Nationwide representation:
    We have represented individuals in all 50 states
  • Recovered over $900 million on behalf of our clients


Fill out the form below to contact our firm. One of our experienced attorneys is prepared to speak with you. Consultations are free and confidential.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.


Are you ready to tell your story?

Using the web form below will begin the process of your free consultation, which is confidential and carries no obligation to hire our firm. Considering your safety, our consultations may be done via telephone or a video call format. During business hours expect to receive a return phone call within an hour. You will speak with one of our top-rated attorneys during your consultation who will attempt to provide you with reliable answers to your legal questions. We look forward to assisting you!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
phone icon
(205) 322-8880
map icon
2001 Park Place
Suite 1100
Birmingham, AL 35203
time icon

We are open and available 24/7!



Our law firm has received top awards from the country's most prestigious organizations recognizing leading law firms.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Association for Justice
Best Law Firms 2022
Super Lawyers 2021

Have you been injured in an accident?