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Febutaz 40mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Febutaz 40mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Febutaz 40mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

By SUN PHARMA
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
101.15*
119.00
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Febuxostat(40.0 Mg)
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Anti-gout

Medical Description

The composition of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S is febuxostat. This medicine is used for treating gout.

Uses of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

  • Gout and other hyperuricemic conditions

Contraindications of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

Allergic reactions to this medicine Severe kidney disease Severe liver disease

Side effects of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

  • The side effects of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S include nausea, diarrhoea, joint pain, headache, increased liver enzyme levels, rash, swelling and hot flushes
  • Severe side effects that require medical attention are severe allergic reactions and serious skin reactions like blisters, shading of skin and rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)

Precautions and Warnings of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S during pregnancy?
A:
Adequate data about the safety of this medicine during pregnancy is not available. Hence, this medicine should be avoided during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not known whether this medicine can pass into breast milk. Hence, it is unsafe to use it if you are breastfeeding or if you are planning to breastfeed.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
A:
Avoid driving during treatment with this medicine if you experience dizziness, sleepiness or blurred vision.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
No known interaction has been found with alcohol, but alcohol tends to increase uric acid levels in the body, and thus can worsen the underlying condition of gout. Hence, excessive alcohol consumption needs to be avoided.

Other General Warnings

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

Mode of Action of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

How Does It Work?

Gout is a disorder characterized by increased uric acid (urate) levels in the body. This medicine inhibits the enzyme needed for the production of uric acid and thus lowers uric acid levels.

Directions for Use of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

  • Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S dosage and duration should be as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be swallowed whole. You should not chew, crush or break the tablet. It may be taken with or without food, but at a fixed time. At the beginning of your treatment with this medicine, you may get gout flare-up; however, continue taking the medicine.
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Interactions of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used 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 Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

Store in a cool, dry place away from excess heat and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

Dosage of Febutaz 40mg Tab 10'S

Overdose

Overdose can cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache etc. Seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What kind of dietary restrictions are to be followed while on this medicine?

A: You should avoid meat (especially beef) because these can increase uric acid levels. You are advised to stay well-hydrated while on this medicine.

Q: Can I take this medicine with omeprazole?

A: No interactions exist between omeprazole and this medicine.

Q: I feel better. Can I stop taking this medicine?

A: No, you should not abruptly stop taking this medicine. Consult your doctor if you feel the need to alter your dosage.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:40 PM (IST)
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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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