Febustat 40mg Tab 15's
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Febustat 40 tablet contains febuxostat as its active ingredient. Febustat 40 helps lower the raised uric acid levels in the blood, which can also lead to a condition known as hyperuricaemia. When the
uric acid levels in the blood increase than the normal level, it results in gouty arthritis. It is an anti-gout medicine. Febustat 40 tablet acts by inhibiting the chemical substance xanthine oxidase responsible for the formation of uric acid, thus lowering the serum uric acid levels. This medicine should not be used by children below 18 years of age....
Uses of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
Febustat 40 tablet is used to treat a condition called gout, where the level of a chemical substance called uric acid, which is urate in the body increases. It is also used for the treatment of hyperu
ricaemia (high uric acid levels in the blood)....
Contraindications of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
If you are allergic to febuxostat or any other ingredient of Febustat 40 tablet.
Side effects of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
- Sudden joint pain
- Increased liver enzymes
Precautions and Warnings of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
Can I take Febustat 40 tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information available about the effect of Febustat 40 tablet during pregnancy. Hence it is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine during pregnancy unless prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
Can I take Febustat 40 tablet while breastfeeding?
There is limited information available about the effect of Febustat 40 tablet on breastfeeding. Hence it is recommended to avoid the use of this medicine during breastfeeding unless prescribed by your doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Febustat 40 tablet?
Febustat 40 tablet can make you feel sleepy, dizzy and you may even have blurred vision after taking this medicine. You should avoid driving if you experience any of these symptoms.
Can I consume alcohol with Febustat 40 tablet?
Alcohol is known to increase the uric acid levels in the blood thus it worsens the condition. Hence it is not advisable to have alcohol when you are suffering from gout.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have any heart disease or condition.
- You had an acute or sudden gouty attack.
- You have any medical condition and are on the medication for the same.
- You had undergone an organ transplant.
- You have thyroid, liver disease.
- Febustat 40 tablet should not be used by children below 18 years of age.
Mode of Action of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
Febuxostat blocks an enzyme that is responsible for the formation of uric acid in the body. Thus lowering the uric acid levels in the body.
Directions for Use of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
Febustat 40 tablet should be taken orally as per the doctor's prescription. Prefer to take the medicine at the same time every day.
Interactions of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Febustat 40 tablet increases the effect of mercaptopurine, azathioprine (immunosuppressant) and can cause serious harm, hence should not be used concomitantly.
- The effect of Febustat 40 tablet alters when used concomitantly with antacids such as aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, thus one should have an interval of a minimum 1 hour between them.
- Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.
Storage and disposal of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
- Store it at a temperature below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Febustat 40mg Tab 15'S
If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose when you remember but if it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not overdose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take Febustat 40 tablet with omeprazole?
A: No interactions were found between Febustat 40 tablet and omeprazole. Hence, you can safely take this medicine.
Q: Is Febustat 40 tablet an antibiotic or a steroid? What is it used for?
A: Febuxostat is an antigout medicine, which is used for the treatment of gout.
Q: Can I stop taking Febustat 40 tablet if my symptoms resolve and I start feeling better?
A: Keep taking Febustat 40 tablet even if your symptoms improve to help keep the disease under control as advised by your doctor for the specified duration.
Q: Can I have meat along with Febustat 40 tablet?
A: Avoid meat or beef along with Febustat 40 tablet, as this can increase the uric acid levels.
Q: Can Febustat 40 tablet increase blood pressure level?
A: Febustat 40 tablet is not known to increase the blood pressure level. However, if you experience symptoms related to raised blood pressure while on this medicine, consult your doctor soon.
Q: Can Febustat 40 tablet cause gout?
A: Febustat 40 tablet is used to treat gout. It helps improve the gouty arthritis condition and also hyperuricaemia, thus it does not cause gout.
Q: What if I stop taking Febustat 40 tablet suddenly?
A: Abruptly discontinuing the treatment with febuxostat may worsen the gout condition. You should continue the treatment even if you do not have symptoms and still complete the prescribed duration.
Q: Can I take painkillers along with Febustat 40 tablet?
A: Do not take painkillers on your own. However, the doctor might suggest some painkillers and additional medicines to help reduce the pain. So, it is advised to take prescribed painkillers only as advised by the doctor.
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Last Updated on: 06 Oct 2021 | 12:41 PM (IST)
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