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Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet

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Uses of Dutofeb Tablet

Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gout.

Dutofeb Tablet side effects

  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash

How to use Dutofeb 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. Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dutofeb Tablet works

Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.

Dutofeb Tablet related warnings

Taking alcohol can increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
Dutofeb 40 mg 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.
Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet in these patients.
Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Dutofeb Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dutofeb 40 mg 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet.
  • When you first start taking Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Dutofeb 40 mg Tablet as it may cause your gout to flare up.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dutofeb

Respected Sir/Mam, I have diagnosed Gout since 2012, now days I am taking goutnil tab. Sr. Uric acid level is 9.8. Though I have taking medicine since long. Moreover I have stiffness in both legs, hence I can't sit down since 2009. Please do the needful and oblige to me.
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
need to be seen clinically tab febuxor 80 mg once a day for 1 month drink plenty of water
Hello, I Have been suffering from boils problem for the last 5 years. The breakout is on the face, neck, chest, underarms, buttocks, and genital area. The boils tend to grow bigger combining one or two nearby boils and is extremely painful. The old boils also have left a black scar on the spot where they occurred, and many of the boils reoccur on the same spot. Most on the Buttocks, face, underarms and genital area. I also suffer from Diabetes and Gout, which was diagnosed just few months back. I haven't visited any doctor yet as i thought this was hormonal. Kindly let me know the next course of action or any medications that I need to start. Also please advise on how to get rid of those black scar on the face and other areas. Thank You.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
You should visit for diabetes managementFudic cream twice a day over boilsSpot will go slowly
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Q. How long does Dutofeb take to work?

After oral intake, the maximum effect of Dutofeb can be seen between 1 to 1.5 hours of consumption. However, it may take a few days to weeks to show its effect and you can experience gout attacks during this time. Continue to take your medicine during this time as with continuous use these attacks would decrease.

Q. Can I stop taking Dutofeb if I feel well?

No, keep using Dutofeb if prescribed by your doctor, even if you feel well. If you stop taking Dutofeb, your gout symptoms may return.

Q. Does Dutofeb cause frequent urination?

No, Dutofeb is not known to cause frequent urination. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
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