Febuget 80mg Tablet
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Febuget 80mg Tab is an anti-gout medicine that is used for the treatment of gout. The generic name of Febuget 80mg Tab is Febuxostat.
Uses of Febuget 80mg Tab
- Febuget 80mg Tab uses are for treating a condition named gout in which there is an increase in levels of uric acid in the blood. Sometimes, it is also used to treat
Contraindications of Febuget 80mg Tab
This medicinal tablet should be avoided by patients who are having: allergic reactions to febuxostat or its constituents; thyroid problems; liver/kidneys diseases; and elevated liver enzymes.
Side effects of Febuget 80mg Tab
Febuget 80mg Tab side effects include nausea, diarrhoea, joint pain, headache; increased liver enzyme levels and rash; and sometimes, severe allergic reactions, swelling, hot flushes along with severe skin reactions like blisters, shading of skin, rashes, Stevens–Johnson syndrome.
Precautions and Warnings of Febuget 80mg Tab
Can I take Febuget 80mg Tab during pregnancy?
Febuget 80mg Tab has not been tested for its safety during pregnancy as inadequate data are available for the same. So one should avoid taking it during pregnancy. Consult your physician for other alternative medicines.
Can I take Febuget 80mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The molecule, febuxostat, passes through the human milk to the infant and can cause harmful effects. Please consult your doctor and avoid taking this medicine while on breastfeeding period.
Can I drive if I have consumed Febuget 80mg Tab?
This medicine is sometimes known to produce dizziness and drowsiness, so driving in such a state can be hazardous. So, avoid driving when you are on this medication.
Can I consume alcohol with Febuget 80mg Tab?
Alcohol, as such, increases the uric acid levels in the body. Though no interaction with febuxostat has been noted for hyperuricemia, one should avoid drinking while on its medication.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Your doctor needs to be informed, if you have: heart or liver problems; renal diseases; serious allergic reactions to Allopurinol (a medication used for the treatment of gout); thyroid problems. Even if your gout is flared up, continue taking medicine and inform your doctor.
Mode of Action of Febuget 80mg Tab
How Does It Work?
This medicinal tablets acts by blocking the enzyme responsible for the excessive increase in the production of uric acid in blood.
Directions for Use of Febuget 80mg Tab
The medicinal tablet should be taken as per the doctor's prescription. It can be taken with or without the food. It should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) whole with water. Maintain the same time every day to consume the medicine.
Interactions of Febuget 80mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Inform the doctor if you are taking the following medicines, as these can interfere with the action of febuxostat: mercaptopurine (used in cancer treatment); azathioprine (used to get an effective immune response); and theophylline (used for the treatment of asthma).
Interactions with food items
No known interaction is reported with food. Avoid meat and beef as these can increase uric acid levels. A good and healthy amount of water intake is strongly recommended while on this medicine.
Other general Interactions
During pregnancy, there have been no studies establishing its safety. Hence, it is better to avoid its consumption at any cost. Also, this medicine passes through human milk, and hence, making it risky to consume during the period of breastfeeding. Driving should be avoided as it may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
Storage and disposal of Febuget 80mg Tab
The medicine should be kept in the same packaging as it has come and away from light, excess heat, moisture and out of reach of children.
Dosage of Febuget 80mg Tab
Febuget 80mg Tab overdose can cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache, etc. If such symptoms arises and later persists, emergency medical care is strongly recommended.
Missed a Dose
When you recall that you have missed a dose, immediately take it, unless it is time for the upcoming dose. Do not consume the missed dose if it is time for the second dose, or else you will overdose yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long do I have to take Febuget 80mg Tab?
A: The dosage and duration of Febuget 80mg Tab will depend on the condition and severity of your disease, and it will be decided by your physician.
Q: What should I do if I took a double dose?
A: Watch out for signs of nausea, headache or skin rashes and you should immediately report to your doctor.
Q: When will I start seeing the results of Febuget 80mg Tab?
A: Febuget 80mg Tab takes two weeks to a month to start acting in the body to reduce the uric acid levels in the blood.
Q: Can Febuget 80mg Tab be taken by females?
A: Yes, Febuget 80mg Tab can be taken by both males and females as per the prescription of the physician.
Q: Is it safe to take febuxostat?
A: Febuxostat is given for treating gout caused by hyperuricemia. It is safe to administer if it is prescribed by the doctor. Pregnant and breastfeeding ladies should avoid taking it. Also, there is a high risk for people suffering from renal or liver diseases as they must inform the doctor before taking this medication.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:23 PM (IST)
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