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Febuxot 40mg Tablet
Febuxot 40mg Tablet

Febuxot 40mg Tablet

By KNOLL HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Febuxostat(40.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-gout

Medical Description

The primary medicine in the composition of Febuxot 40mg Tab is febuxostat, which is used for the treatment of gout, caused by an excess of a chemical called uric acid in the body.

Uses of Febuxot 40mg Tab

  • Chronic gout
  • Rare cases of hyperuricemic conditions (increased uric acid level in blood)

Contraindications of Febuxot 40mg Tab

  • Allergic reaction to the medicine
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

Side effects of Febuxot 40mg Tab

  • Joint pains
  • Reactions on the skin like blistering and rashes
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Allergic reactions
  • Increase of enzyme levels in the liver
  • Swellings
  • Hot flushes

Precautions and Warnings of Febuxot 40mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
A:
Due to lack of data about the safety of this medication, this medicine should be avoided during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Febuxot 40mg Tab while breast-feeding?
A:
The medicine must be avoided during breastfeeding as it may pass into breast milk.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Febuxot 40mg Tab?
A:
Do not drive in case you experience side effects of this medicine such as dizziness or blurred vision.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol on this medicine as alcohol can increase uric acid levels and aggravate your existing condition.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have liver or kidney disease, heart problems, thyroid problems or serious allergic reaction to allopurinol (another medication for treating gout).

Mode of Action of Febuxot 40mg Tab

How Does It Work?

This medicine blocks the enzyme responsible for the production of increased uric acid and lowers its level in the body, thus being useful in the treatment of gout.

Directions for Use of Febuxot 40mg Tab

The dosage of Febuxot 40mg Tab should be taken as directed by the doctor. The tablet should not be broken; it should be swallowed whole with water.

Interactions of Febuxot 40mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Immune response medication such as azathioprine
  • Cancer medication like mercaptopurine
  • Asthma medicines

Interactions with food items

No known interaction with food.

Storage and disposal of Febuxot 40mg Tab

Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from moisture, direct sunlight, children and pets.

Dosage of Febuxot 40mg Tab

Overdose

Seek immediate medical help in case of overdose. In such a scenario, the side effects of Febuxot 40mg Tab may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, rashes and headaches.

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 missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How soon can I see the effects of this medicine?

A: Do not stop taking the medicine in case the existing condition may get severe. Effects of the treatment will be seen in the long term.

Q: Are there dietary restrictions while taking this medicine?

A: Drink water regularly and maintain a healthy intake on a daily basis. Keep a check on food substances like meat and alcohol, which increase your uric acid levels.

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.

Q: Can I take this tablet without a prescription?

A: This medicine should be taken only on prescription.

Q: Are there any specific precautions to be kept in mind for older patients?

A: The medicine does not affect people of different age groups differently, so there is no special dosage for elder patients. However, some aged patients may be more sensitive to the medicine based on different conditions.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 04:22 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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