Axanthine 300mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Axanthine Tablet

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Uses of Axanthine Tablet

Axanthine 300mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gout.
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Side effects of Axanthine Tablet

Common

Skin rash.

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How to use Axanthine Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Axanthine 300mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Axanthine Tablet works

Axanthine 300mg Tablet is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.

In Depth Information on Axanthine Tablet

Expert advice for Axanthine Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Axanthine to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take Axanthine at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Axanthine.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Axanthine.
  • When you first start taking Axanthine, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Axanthine on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • To ensure that Axanthine is working, you may have to undergo blood tests regularly.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Axanthine 300mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol can affect the action of Axanthine 300mg Tabl
et, increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Axanthine 300mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Axanthine 300mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Hum
an studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Occasionally drowsiness, dizziness or vertigo, ataxia and visual disturbances, may occur when taking Axanthine 300mg Tablet. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Axanthine 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Axanthine 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Axanthine 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Axanthine 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Capiibine 500mg Tablet, Tenof 300mg Tablet, Ramihart 2.5mg Capsule, Captomer 50mg Tablet

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Frequently asked questions for Axanthine 300mg Tablet

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Axanthine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Axanthine belongs to a group of medicines called xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It reduces the amount of uric acid in the body by blocking one of the processes that make it. It is used to treat gout (pain and swelling of the small joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and subsequent deposition in the joints), kidney stones, and to remove uric acid from the body in certain cancers.
Q. Can I take Axanthine with Torasemide?
Axanthine can be taken with Torasemide. Axanthine is sometimes given to decrease the hyperuricemic effects of Torasemide. However, Axanthine is not safe in patients with renal failure, so may need to be replaced with another similar medicine like febuxostat.
Q. How is Axanthine different from febuxostat?
Both Axanthine and febuxostat work in a similar way by lowering uric acid levels. However, as compared to Axanthine, febuxostat is seen to be more effective and faster in its action. Also, in patients taking Axanthine, a dose adjustment is needed if the patient has mild, moderate or severe renal failure while in the case of febuxostat a dose adjustment may be needed only in patients with severe renal failure.
Q. Can I take Axanthine with febuxostat?
Both Axanthine and febuxostat are uric acid lowering agents and work in a similar way. So, using both the two medicines together may not be very beneficial and can increase the risk of side effects. However, there have been studies where febuxostat when used with Axanthine in patients with refractory gout, was quite effective in providing relief. So, a combined use would be best decided by your treating doctor depending on your condition.
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