Febutaz 80mg Tablet
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The primary ingredient in the composition of Febutaz 80mg Tab is febuxostat, a medicine used for the treatment of gout, which is associated with an excess of a chemical called uric acid in the body.
Uses of Febutaz 80mg Tab
- Chronic gout
- Rare cases of hyperuricemic conditions (increased uric acid level in blood)
Contraindications of Febutaz 80mg Tab
- Allergic reaction to the medicine
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Side effects of Febutaz 80mg Tab
- Joint pains
- Increase of enzyme levels in the liver
- Allergic reactions
- Hot flushes
- Reactions on the skin like blistering and rashes
Precautions and Warnings of Febutaz 80mg Tab
Can I take Febutaz 80mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine is not recommended during pregnancy as there is insufficient data on its usage.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
Data on the safe use of febuxostat while breastfeeding is not available.
Can I drive if I have taken Febutaz 80mg Tab?
Avoid driving in case you feel dizzy, drowsy or have a blurred vision after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol can aggravate the underlying condition of gout by increasing the levels of uric acid in the body, hence alcohol consumption ought to be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have heart problems, renal/liver disease, serious allergic reaction to allopurinol (another medication for treating gout) or thyroid problems.
Mode of Action of Febutaz 80mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The generic medicine in Febutaz 80mg Tab blocks the enzyme responsible for the production of increased uric acid to lower its level, and therefore, is used for the treatment of gout.
Directions for Use of Febutaz 80mg Tab
The tablets should be taken as a whole with water, generally once a day, with or without food.
Interactions of Febutaz 80mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Cancer medication (mercaptopurine)
- Immune response medication (azathioprine)
- Asthma medicines
Interactions with food items
No known interaction with food.
Storage and disposal of Febutaz 80mg Tab
- Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, moisture, pets, and children
- Do not use medicine if expired. Dispose of it immediately
Dosage of Febutaz 80mg Tab
Seek immediate medical help in case of overdose. In such a scenario, the side effects of Febutaz 80mg Tab may include vomiting, nausea, headaches, rashes and dizziness.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. In case it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue to take the next dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the misse dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the things to be discussed with the physician prior to treatment with the medicine?
A: The physician should be informed about the entire medical and surgical history including all past and ongoing medications, herbal and natural medications, disease conditions, etc. Women should inform on pregnancy or nursing before treatment.
Q: What are the dietary restrictions to be followed while using the medicine?
A: The uric acid levels are increased by intake of beef and meat. These should be avoided The water intake should be good during treatment.
Q: What are the other warnings while using this medicine?
A: Initially, the medicine may cause flare up of gout, but it should not be discontinued without consultation. Your doctor should be informed about allergic reactions to allopurinol (used in treatment of gout) prior to treatment.
Q: Can I stop this medicine if I see an improvement in my condition?
A: Do not stop the course until advised by your doctor as the results of this medicine will be seen in the long run.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:21 PM (IST)
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