Febucip 40mg Tablet
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The medicine is used to treat gout in adults, a type of arthritis where joints build up uric acid and cause sudden attacks. The composition of Febucip 40mg Tab contains febuxostat that is used to prevent gout attacks and belongs to a class of medicines called xanthine oxidase inhibitors.
Uses of Febucip 40mg Tab
- Chronic gout
- Other hyperuricaemic conditions but very rarely
Contraindications of Febucip 40mg Tab
- Unusual or allergic reactions to Febucip 40mg Tab
- Severe kidney or liver disease
Side effects of Febucip 40mg Tab
- Nausea, diarrhoea, joint pain, headache
- Increased liver enzyme levels and rash
- At times, severe allergic reactions
- Swelling, hot flushes
- Severe skin reactions such as blister, shading of skin, rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
Precautions and Warnings of Febucip 40mg Tab
Can I take Febucip 40mg Tab during pregnancy?
It is not prudent to take this medicine during pregnancy because insufficient data is available on it's use in a pregnant woman.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
There is no adequate information on whether it can pass into breast milk or not. Hence, it is not considered safe for use if you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
You should avoid driving if you experience dizziness, sleepiness, and blurred vision.
Can I consume alcohol with Febucip 40mg Tab?
You should avoid excessive alcohol consumption as 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, serious allergic reaction to the medicine. You may get a gout flare-up at the beginning of treatment, but continue taking the medicine.
Mode of Action of Febucip 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Gout is associated with increased uric acid levels in the body. The medicine blocks an enzyme that is responsible for uric acid production and works by causing less uric acid levels to be produced in the body.
Directions for Use of Febucip 40mg Tab
Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Take this medicine exactly as directed your physician.
Interactions of Febucip 40mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Cancer treatment medicines
- Immune response reducing medicines
- Asthma medicines
Interactions with food items
There is no adequate information available on food interactions; however, you may take it with or without food.
Other general Interactions
Appropriate information is not available. Check with your doctor before use.
Storage and disposal of Febucip 40mg Tab
Store it in the original container after use at room temperature. Keep it away from excess heat, moisture, and freezing. Children must stay away from this medicine.
Dosage of Febucip 40mg Tab
You must seek emergency medical help in case you suspect an overdose. The symptoms that are similar to the side effects of Febucip 40mg Tab include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache, etc.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose, take it as quickly as you recall. If it is already time for the next dose, leave the one you missed and continue your regular Febucip 40mg Tab dosage. Do not take two doses in order to make up for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can the medicine cure gout?
A: The medicine controls gout, but it cannot totally cure gout.
Q: What does the medicine do?
A: The medicine decreases the production of uric acid in the body, in gout patients.
Q: Are there any specific dietary restrictions?
A: Continue your regular diet, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Q: How long will it take to prevent gout attacks?
A: It can take a few months before the tablet begins to prevent gout attacks. However, it might increase the number of gout attacks initially.
Q: What is gout?
A: Gout is a type of arthritis wherein uric acid, which naturally occurs in the body, accumulates in the joints. It causes sudden attacks of swelling, pain, and heat in one or more joints.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:50 AM (IST)
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