Fabuzest 40mg Tablet
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Fabuzest 40mg Tab is used to treat gout, a type of arthritis where uric acid builds up in joints and causes sudden attacks. Febuxostat, the generic medicine in the composition of the medicine is used to prevent gout attacks and belongs to the group called xanthine oxidase inhibitors.
Uses of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
The uses of Fabuzest 40mg Tab are to treat chronic gout and other hyperuricemic conditions, but very rarely.
Contraindications of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
- Allergic to the medicine
- Severe kidney or liver disease
Side effects of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
- Joint pain
- Increased liver enzyme levels
- Serious allergic reactions
- Hot flashes
- Serious skin reactions such as blister, shading of skin, and rashes (Steven's johnson syndrome)
Precautions and Warnings of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
Can I take Fabuzest 40mg Tab during pregnancy?
Using this medicine during pregnancy is not advised as there is no information available on its safety during pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
There is no known information whether the medicine can pass into breast milk. Hence, it is unsafe to use if you are breastfeeding or if you are planning to breastfeed.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Avoid driving if you experience dizziness, sleepiness, and blurred vision.
Can I consume alcohol with Fabuzest 40mg Tab?
Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol. Alcohol can increase uric acid levels in the body and worsen the underlying gout condition.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have any heart problems, renal diseases, liver diseases, thyroid problems, or serious allergic reaction to allopurinol
- You have a gout flare-up at the beginning of treatment. In such a case you should continue taking the medicine
Mode of Action of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Gout is associated with increased uric acid levels. The medicine acts by blocking an enzyme that is responsible for uric acid production and thus lowers uric acid levels.
Directions for Use of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
- Take the dosage of Fabuzest 40mg Tab as prescribed by your physician
Interactions of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Some medicines can interfere with the medicine. For example, medicines used to treat cancer, asthma, and reduce immune response.
Interactions with food items
There is no known information available on food interaction.
Storage and disposal of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
Store it in its original container after use. Keep it away from excess heat, moisture, and children's reach.
Dosage of Fabuzest 40mg Tab
Seek emergency medical help in case you suspect an overdose. Signs include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache, etc.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose, take it as soon as you recollect. If it is already time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not compensate for a missed one by taking double doses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Fabuzest 40mg Tab cure gout completely?
A: It can control gout, but cannot cure it completely.
Q: Do I need to follow special dietary instructions?
A: Continue your regular diet unless directed by your physician.
Q: When will I start feeling well after taking this medicine?
A: It may take a few months before it prevents gout attacks. It may initially increase the gout attacks in the first few months.
Q: How does it work?
A: This medicine works by decreasing the quantity of uric acid produced in the body.
Q: What details should my doctor know?
A: Your doctor should be aware of your allergies, pregnancy, and medications if taking any.
- EMC. Febuxostat Dr. Reddy's 120 mg film-coated tablets.
- Mayo Clinic. Healthy lifestyle: Nutrition and healthy eating.
- Dailymed. Label: Febuxostat - febuxostat tablet, film coated.
- MedlinePlus. Febuxostat.
- Mayo Clinic. Febuxostat (oral route).
- Avena-Woods C, et al. Febuxostat (uloric), a new treatment option for Gout. 2010.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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