Febuxor 80mg Tablet
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Febuxor 80mg Tab is an anti-gout medicine. It has similar applications like allopurinol but differed in the composition.
Uses of Febuxor 80mg Tab
- Chronic gout
- Control uric acid level in the body
Contraindications of Febuxor 80mg Tab
- People with an allergy to xanthine oxidase inhibitors or the medicine are advised not to take up the prescription.
- Those suffering from severe kidney conditions are not recommended to take up the medicine.
Side effects of Febuxor 80mg Tab
- Increases allergic reactions
- Joint pain and swelling
- Increases level of liver enzymes
Precautions and Warnings of Febuxor 80mg Tab
Can I take Febuxor 80mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine is only to be administered if prescribed by a doctor, as he should weigh the benefits and side effects before prescribing the medicine to a pregnant woman.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
The medicine passes in small quantities into the milk produced, which can be harmful to the infant. A consultation is recommended before giving the medicine to a breastfeeding mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The tablet often results in side effects like dizziness and blurred vision, which can affect one's driving abilities.
Can I consume alcohol with Febuxor 80mg Tab?
Drinking too much alcohol can result in increasing the amount of uric acid in the body.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You are a heart patient who are on an ongoing prescription are advised to discuss their medical history with the doctor before taking up an anti-gout medicine.
Mode of Action of Febuxor 80mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Febuxor 80mg Tab contains febuxostat, which is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. The medicine blocks the working of xanthine oxidase (xo) enzyme, which in turn reduces the production of uric acid in the body.
Directions for Use of Febuxor 80mg Tab
As prescribed by the doctor. Febuxor 80mg Tab dosage is usually asked to be taken at fixed times of the day.
Interactions of Febuxor 80mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Cancer prescriptions are likely to interact with the medicine and result in lessening the effect of the medicine. People on medication for breathing issues are advised to inform the doctor as medicines like theophylline are known to interact with the medicine.Read less
- Medicines taken for any renal complications can also react with the anti-gout and result in side effects
Interactions with food items
No interactions are found with any food products; however, the doctor can ask the person to avoid food items which can increase the uric acid level in the body.
Other general Interactions
The medicine increases liver enzymes, which in excess can turn toxic and harm the organ. It is advised to discuss any complications or conditions of the liver with a doctor before taking the anti-gout medicine.
Storage and disposal of Febuxor 80mg Tab
It is advised to keep the medicine at room temperatures. It must not come in direct contact with moisture or sunlight.
Dosage of Febuxor 80mg Tab
Overdosing on the medicine can result in increased side effects of Febuxor 80mg Tab like dizziness and nausea. The individual is advised to be rushed to an emergency room for medical assistance.
Missed a Dose
A missed dosage is advised to be made up as soon as possible but not when the next scheduled dose is near and may result in a double dose or in some cases an overdose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the first steps in dealing with a gout attack?
A: The person should be given an anti-inflammation medicine The joint must be kept elevated Use an ice pack on the affected region Stay hydrated
Q: How does the medicine affect patients with blood pressure?
A: The medicine increases blood pressure and it is advised to monitor the blood pressure regularly.
Q: Why is staying hydrated an important step in case of gout?
A: Drinking water in more amounts helps in flushing out the uric acid from the bloodstream.
Q: Is the medicine addiction-forming?
A: No such cases are known of where an anti-gout medicine has resulted in addiction.
Q: What is the common onset period for an anti-gout medicine?
A: About 3 to 4 days is taken for the medicine to start working after starting the prescription.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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