Fexostat 40mg Tablet
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The composition of Fexostat 40mg Tab is the medicine febuxostat. It is used for a condition called gout, which is characterized by an increase in a chemical called uric acid in the body.
Uses of Fexostat 40mg Tab
- Chronic gout
- Other hyperuricemic conditions
Contraindications of Fexostat 40mg Tab
- Allergic reaction to the medicine
- Severe kidney disease
- Severe liver disease
Side effects of Fexostat 40mg Tab
- Joint pain
- Increased liver enzyme levels
- Severe allergic reactions
- Hot flushes
- Serious skin reactions like blisters
- Shading of skin
- Rashes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
Precautions and Warnings of Fexostat 40mg Tab
Can I take Fexostat 40mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be used during pregnancy. Sufficient information is not available on its side effects and safety profile in pregnant women.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is unsafe to take during breastfeeding as there is no established data on this medicine whether it is excreted in breast milk or not.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Driving is usually safe while on this medicine. However, avoid driving if you experience side effects like dizziness, sleepiness and blurred vision.
Can I consume alcohol with Fexostat 40mg Tab?
There is no known interaction with alcohol. However, alcohol increases uric acid levels which may aggravate the hyperuricemic condition.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have heart problems
- You have renal disease
- You have 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 Fexostat 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The medicine works by inhibiting an enzyme (xanthine oxidase) which is responsible for the production of uric acid. As a result, the level of uric acid in the body is decreased.
Directions for Use of Fexostat 40mg Tab
Take Fexostat 40mg Tab as directed by your physician. Do not self-medicate or follow your own dosage of this medicine. When you start treatment with this medicine, you may get gout flare-up; continue taking the medicine as the flare-ups should eventually subside.
Interactions of Fexostat 40mg Tab
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 food interactions.
Storage and disposal of Fexostat 40mg Tab
Store in a cool dry, place and away from direct sunlight. Keep out of the reach of children.
Dosage of Fexostat 40mg Tab
Overdose of Fexostat 40mg Tab may cause side effects such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, rash, headache, etc. Inform your physician immediately if any of these symptoms occur.
Missed a Dose
If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine according to the dosing schedule given by your doctor. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What special dietary precautions should I take while on this medication?
A: Avoid meat products (especially beef) as these can increase uric acid levels. It is advisable to remain well-hydrated while on this medicine.
Q: Can I take this medicine with my daily vitamins and herbal products?
A: Yes, it can be taken with vitamins, but it should not be taken with herbal products containing theophylline. Consult your physician or pharmacist before taking it.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:59 AM (IST)
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