Febutac 40mg Tablet
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Febuxostat is the primary agent in the composition of Febutac 40mg Tab and the role of this medicine is to lower uric acid levels in a gout patient's body when other medication (allopurinol) stops working.
Uses of Febutac 40mg Tab
Contraindications of Febutac 40mg Tab
- Organ transplant
- Heart problems
- Severe kidney and liver problems
- Allergic to this medicine
Side effects of Febutac 40mg Tab
- A common side effect of Febutac 40mg Tab is nausea.
- Severe side effects are stomach pain, asymmetrical breathing, yellowish skin /eyes, severe vomiting, shady /painful urination, lightheadedness, allergic reactions (rash, fever, redness, pain), swelling (mouth, lips, tongue, throat).read less
Precautions and Warnings of Febutac 40mg Tab
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
A patient should not consume this medicine during pregnancy.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
Nursing mothers should avoid consuming this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
A patient can drive cautiously after using this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Indulging alcohol may increase the body's uric acid levels and worsen the symptoms of gout. Therefore, patient must avoid or lower the consumption of alcohol during therapy.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have serious kidney/liver problems, thyroid disease, heart disease or allergy to allopurinol.
Mode of Action of Febutac 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The working principle of this medicine is to slow down the formation of excess uric acid by suppressing the activity of xanthine oxidase enzyme.
Directions for Use of Febutac 40mg Tab
The dosage of Febutac 40mg Tab should be taken as prescribed with or without food. Usually, dose of this tablet depends on the medical condition of the patient.
Interactions of Febutac 40mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
This tablet can interact with an agent which suppress body immune system (mercaptopurine), cancer medication (azathioprine), and an asthma medicine (theophylline).
Storage and disposal of Febutac 40mg Tab
This tablet is stored at room temperature away from moisture and direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Dispose of unused and expired tablets properly to avoid any risk.
Dosage of Febutac 40mg Tab
Overdose of Febutac 40mg Tab may present symptoms that include severe dizziness/vomiting, breathing problem, seizure, allergic reactions, and headache.
Missed a Dose
If a patient misses a dose, then she/he should take the missed dose as soon as they remember. However they should avoid taking the missed dose when it is time for the next one and skip it to prevent a double-dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Does hyperuricemia cause gout?
A: Yes, hyperuricemia can cause gout. In hyperuricemia, blood uric acid increases and forms crystal like structures in joints.
Q: Is Febutac 40mg Tab recommended to all age patients?
A: This medicine is recommended for patients above 18 years.
Q: Can a doctor prescribe this medicine to diabetic patients?
A: Yes, a doctor can prescribe this medicine to diabetic patients.
Q: Is gout a joint disease?
A: Yes, gout is a joint disease and a complex type of arthritis. Gout causes inflammation in joints due to the accumulation of uric acid.
Q: Does the patient need to follow any dietary changes during this medicine's therapy?
A: A patient should follow a healthy diet but avoid meat, beef, dried beans and peas during therapy.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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