Buxoric 40mg Tablet
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Buxoric 40mg Tab is an anti-gout medicine consisting of the salt febuxostat.
Uses of Buxoric 40mg Tab
- Chronic gout
- Other hyperuricemic conditions (rare)
Contraindications of Buxoric 40mg Tab
- Allergy to the medicine
- Severe kidney/liver disease
Side effects of Buxoric 40mg Tab
- Common side effects of Buxoric 40mg Tab include nausea, diarrhoea, joint pain and headache
- Serious side effects that require medical assistance include rashes, increased liver enzyme levels, swelling, hot flushes, and serious skin reactions like blisters, shading of skin and rashes (Steven-Johnson syndrome)read less
Precautions and Warnings of Buxoric 40mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Adequate data about the safety of this medicine in pregnancy does not exist. Hence, it should be avoided during pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
There is no evidence to confirm or deny whether this medicine passes into breast milk. Hence, it is better to avoid this medicine while you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine can make you feel dizzy and sleepy, and have blurred vision. So, it is better to avoid driving while you are on this medication.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Though there is no known interaction with alcohol, alcohol is known to increase uric acid levels in the body. Therefore, excessive intake of alcohol should be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have any conditions that may interfere with your treatment; it is best to talk to your doctor about your complete medical history and present medications. You may get a gout flare-up at the beginning of this treatment; continue taking this medicine as this symptom will decrease eventually.
Mode of Action of Buxoric 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Gout is caused by increased uric acid level in the body. The anti-gout composition of Buxoric 40mg Tab blocks the enzyme which is responsible for the production of uric acid and consequently lowers its level.
Directions for Use of Buxoric 40mg Tab
This medicine is to be taken orally according to the dosage prescribed by your physician.
Interactions of Buxoric 40mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Mercaptopurine (used to treat cancer)
- Azathioprine (used to reduce immune response)
- Theophylline (used to treat asthma)
Interactions with food items
You should avoid meat and beef as these can increase uric acid levels. Also, you are advised to drink a good amount of water when you are on this medicine.
Other general Interactions
This medicine has a risk of causing serious heart problems and strokes.
Storage and disposal of Buxoric 40mg Tab
The medicine should be stored at room temperature. Also, keep it away from excess heat and moisture. It should be kept out of the reach of children.
Dosage of Buxoric 40mg Tab
Follow the dosage of Buxoric 40mg Tab that has been prescribed by your doctor. The symptoms of an overdose include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rashes, headache, etc. Seek medical care in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you forgot to take a dose, take it as soon as possible, or skip it entirely if it is time for the next dose. Never take an extra dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long should I take this medicine?
A: It may take months to prevent gout-attacks. Do not stop the medication without consulting your doctor, even if you feel better.
Q: What is the best time to take this medicine?
A: The medicine can be taken at any time of the day, but preferably it should be taken at the same time each day. This will maintain the concentration of the medicine in your bloodstream throughout the day.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:56 AM (IST)
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