Febucare 40mg Tablet
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It is an antigout medicine, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor, commonly prescribed for chronic gout. The generic name of Febucare 40mg Tab is febuxostat.
Uses of Febucare 40mg Tab
The uses of Febucare 40mg Tab are in the regulation and treatment of chronic gout and arthritis along with the management in the levels of uric acid in the body.
Contraindications of Febucare 40mg Tab
- Allergy to xanthine oxidase inhibitors (e.g. allopurinol) or this medicine
- Critical kidney, heart, liver or thyroid conditions
- On the prescription of medicines for cancer and autoimmune diseases
Side effects of Febucare 40mg Tab
- Joint pain
- Swelling of the joints
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rashes and other allergic reactions
- Increase in the levels of liver enzymes
Precautions and Warnings of Febucare 40mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
In the case of pregnancy, this medicine should only be taken if it is advised by a doctor.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine is known to pass into the milk produced by the mother and must only be given to a breastfeeding mother if the doctor prescribes it.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Side effects like dizziness can affect one's ability to drive. So, it is better not to drive after the administration of this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol intake is known to increase the levels of uric acid in the body and, hence, it is not recommended.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You are taking medications for heart, liver, kidney and thyroid ailments
Mode of Action of Febucare 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Febucare 40mg Tab blocks xanthine oxidase, which results in a decrease in the production of uric acid in the body.
Directions for Use of Febucare 40mg Tab
The medicine is advised to be taken in the prescribed amount. There is no compulsion of taking the medicine with or without a meal. It is recommended to follow the directions provided by the doctor.
Interactions of Febucare 40mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Medicines for renal complications, respiratory disorders, cancer and autoimmune diseases are known to interact with this medicine.
Interactions with food items
There are no interactions found with any food products. However, the person can be asked to avoid meals or food items (red meat or beef), which can increase the uric acid levels in the body.
Other general Interactions
The medicine is known to act and result in increasing the liver enzymes. It is advised that people suffering from liver conditions must mention and discuss their issue before taking the antigout.
Storage and disposal of Febucare 40mg Tab
It is advised to store the medicine at room temperature (ambient at 22–24°C) and away from any direct contact with moisture or sunlight. You adhere to the standard waste management techniques in the correct disposal of this medicine.
Dosage of Febucare 40mg Tab
Overdose of Febucare 40mg Tab can result in side effects such as dizziness and nausea. You should seek emergency medical assistance if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
A missed dosage must be made up as soon as possible but you should never take the risk of taking a double dose or in excess amounts to make up for it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How can an individual or an attendant deal with a gout attack?
A: Give/take an anti-inflammatory medicine in case of pain. The joint must be kept at an elevated position. Put an ice pack on the affected region. It is essential to stay hydrated to maintain the healthy levels of uric acid in the body.
Q: What are precautions to be taken for patients with high blood pressure?
A: This antigout medicine is known to increase the blood pressure. Hence, it is advised to regularly monitor the blood pressure to avoid any mishap.
Q: How is drinking large amount of water a good way for getting rid of uric acid from the body?
A: Drinking more water can help in flushing out the uric acid from the bloodstream via urine.
Q: What is the common onset period for this antigout medicine?
A: It takes around three to four days for the medicine to start working after starting its administration.
Q: Is the medicine addiction-forming?
A: No such cases are known where an antigout medicine has resulted into addiction.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 05:40 AM (IST)
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