Taking alcohol can affect the action of Axanthine 300mg Tablet, increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
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.
Axanthine 300mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation.
Human 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.
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.
Axanthine 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Axanthine 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Axanthine 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Axanthine 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Axanthine 300mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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.