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Febutax 80mg Tablet
Febutax 80mg Tablet

Febutax 80mg Tablet

By LEEFORD HEALTHCARE LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Febuxostat(80.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-gout

Medical Description

The composition of Febutax 80mg Tab is febuxostat. It is used for treating gout.

Uses of Febutax 80mg Tab

  • Chronic gout
  • Hyperuricemic conditions (increased uric acid level in blood)

Contraindications of Febutax 80mg Tab

  • Allergic reactions to the medicine
  • Severe kidney
  • Severe liver disease

Side effects of Febutax 80mg Tab

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Increased liver enzyme levels and rash
  • Swelling
  • Hot flushes
  • Serious skin reactions like blisters, shading of skin and rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)

Precautions and Warnings of Febutax 80mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Febutax 80mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
There is insufficient data to determine whether this medicine is safe during pregnancy. It is best to avoid the medicine if you are pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine may pass into breast milk and could be unsafe. Hence, it is best to avoid its use if you are breastfeeding or if you are planning to breastfeed.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
A:
If you experience dizziness, sleepiness or blurred vision after taking these tablets, it may be best to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
There is no known interaction with alcohol. However, alcohol is known to increase uric acid levels in the body and can worsen the underlying condition of gout. Excessive consumption of alcohol should be avoided.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have heart problems
  • You have renal disease
  • You have had an allergic reaction to allopurinol (a medication used for the treatment of gout)
  • You have liver disease
  • You have thyroid problems

Mode of Action of Febutax 80mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Gout is associated with high levels of uric acid levels. Febutax 80mg Tab blocks an enzyme that is required in the production of uric acid and lowers its level.

Directions for Use of Febutax 80mg Tab

  • Use as directed by your doctor
  • When you commence treatment with this medicine, you may experience gout flare-ups; continue taking the medicine as this will eventually subside

Interactions of Febutax 80mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines to treat cancer (mercaptopurine)
  • Medicines used to reduce immune response (azathioprine)
  • Medicines used to treat asthma (theophylline)

Interactions with food items

No known interactions with any food products.

Storage and disposal of Febutax 80mg Tab

Store this medicine at room temperature. It must be kept away from light and moisture. Ensure that it is kept out of the reach of children.

Dosage of Febutax 80mg Tab

Overdose

Follow the dosage of Febutax 80mg Tab as prescribed by your doctor. The symptoms of an overdose include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rashes, headache, etc. Seek emergency medical care if you suspect an overdose.
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Missed a Dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go on to take the next dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for a missed one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking Febutax 80mg Tab?

A: Avoid meat (especially beef) as it can result in an increase in uric acid levels. You are advised to drink a good amount of water while on this medicine.

Q: How long should I take this medicine for?

A: This medicine should be taken as advised by your doctor.

Q: Should I stop this medicine if I feel better?

A: Do not stop this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q: What should I bear in mind while taking this medicine?

A: This medicine may cause serious problems like breathing difficulty, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, etc. Immediately consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.

Q: Is this medicine habit-forming?

A: No, this medicine is not known to be addictive or habit-forming.

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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:34 AM (IST)
Disclaimer
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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