Febzeal 40mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S is a medicine used for treating gout. Its composition is the medicine febuxostat. It belongs to a class of medicines called xanthine oxidase inhibitors.
Uses of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
- Chronic gout
- Other hyperuricemic conditions
Contraindications of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
- Allergy to the medicine
- Severe kidney or liver disease
Side effects of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
- Joint pain
- Increased liver enzyme levels
- Serious allergic reactions
- Hot flushes
- Serious skin reaction involving blistering, rashes and shading of skin (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
Precautions and Warnings of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
Can I take Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S during pregnancy?
It is not fit for consumption during pregnancy. There is little research that confirms the safety of this medicine for pregnant women.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
There is limited information available on whether it can pass into breast milk or not. So, it is not considered safe to use if you are breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Avoid driving if you feel any symptoms like dizziness, sleepiness and blurred vision.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Avoid excessive alcohol consumption as it can increase the levels of uric acid in the body and worsen the underlying gout condition.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have heart problems, thyroid problems, renal disease, liver disease or have, in the past, had a serious allergic reaction to allopurinol
Mode of Action of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
How Does It Work?
Gout is typically associated with a surge in uric acid levels in the body. This medicine halts an enzyme that is responsible for uric acid production, and thus lowers the uric acid levels in the body.
Directions for Use of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
- Consume the tablet whole with a glass of water
- Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
- Strictly follow your physician's instructions
- You may get gout flare up at the beginning of treatment, but this will subside; continue to follow your prescription
Interactions of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines used for cancer treatment such as mercaptopurine
- Medicines used to reduce immune response such as azathioprine
- Medicines used to treat asthma such as theophylline
Interactions with food items
No food interactions have been observed.
Storage and disposal of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
- Store it in its original package at room temperature
- Keep it away from excess heat, moisture and freezing
- Store away from children
Dosage of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S
Follow the dosage of Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S that is prescribed by your doctor. Taking more of the medicine than is prescribed can result in an overdose characterised by dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache, etc. Please look for emergency medical help in case you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is already time for the next dose, then do not take the missed dose; continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not compensate for a missed dose by taking extra medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: When should I take Febzeal 40mg Tab 10'S?
A: Take it every day at the same time, with or without food, to prevent gout attacks.
Q: What side effects does this medicine have?
A: Nausea, joint pain and rash are the most common side effects.
Q: What are the symptoms of gout?
A: Gout symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, heat, soreness and stiffness in certain joints.
Q: What is xanthine oxidase?
A: Xanthine oxidase is an enzyme which helps the body make uric acid from xanthine.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:38 PM (IST)
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