Febuxostat Approval for Gout

Question

Has febuxostat been approved and can we get it in New Zealand i have chronic gout and Allopurinol is not helping.

Answer

Much to the disappointment of many gout patients, febuxostat was not approved in the U.S.  More studies are underway so I expect it will be a least a couple of years.  I do not know where it is in the approval process for New Zealand.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University