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Feboxa 80 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Feboxa 80 Tablet is a medicine used to treat and prevent gout. Gout happens when there is too much uric acid in your body and it forms into crystals which can appear around your joints and kidneys and cause pain. This medicine helps to keep uric acid levels low.

Feboxa 80 Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should keep taking it as recommended by your doctor even when you are not having a gout attack. If you stop, your symptoms may get worse because more crystals form in your joints and kidneys. You can help yourself by making some changes to your diet and drinking plenty of fluids.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine are headache, diarrhea, nausea and an increase in gout symptoms (rapid onset of pain in the joint, followed by warmth, redness and tenderness around it). Do not stop taking it, your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms. Some people may get a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Also, tell your doctor if you get symptoms of liver disease including nausea that does not stop, yellowing skin or eyes, or dark urine.

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have or have had: heart failure, heart problems, stroke, kidney or liver disease or thyroid problems. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding this medicine is best avoided. Check with your doctor. You will need regular blood tests to check that your liver is working properly.

Uses of Feboxa Tablet

Side effects of Feboxa Tablet

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

How to use Feboxa 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. Feboxa 80 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Feboxa Tablet works

Feboxa 80 Tablet is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Feboxa 80 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Feboxa 80 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Feboxa 80 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Feboxa 80 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Feboxa 80 Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Feboxa 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Feboxa 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Feboxa 80 Tablet in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Feboxa 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Feboxa 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Feboxa 80 Tablet in these patients.

What if you forget to take Feboxa Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Feboxa 80 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Feboxa 80 Tablet to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take it at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Feboxa 80 Tablet.
  • When you first start taking this medicine, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Feboxa 80 Tablet on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause your gout to flare up.
  • Stop taking this medicine if you have symptoms like rash, itchiness, swelling of limbs or face, difficulties in breathing, fever and inform your doctor straight away.

Patient Concerns

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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
Iam having gout uric acid ) for past 6-7 years and having gout attack on and off . What should be the ling term cure and suggest some pain killers during an attackMy uric acid level was 9.7 on april
Dr. Rohit Chakor
Bone & Joint Specialist
You'll have to control on diet. Consult a dietician for advice regarding diet restrictions. Also start febusta 80 once daily. You need to take tablet ultracet during attack
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FAQs

Q. What is Feboxa used for?

Feboxa is used to treat gout in adults. It is majorly used in patients who were not treated successfully with allopurinol or who are not able to take allopurinol. Gout is a type of arthritis in which uric acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, builds up in the joints. It causes sudden attacks of redness, swelling, pain, and heat in one or more joints.

Q. What are the side effects of Feboxa?

Feboxa may cause common side effects such as abnormal liver test results, diarrhea, headache, rash, nausea, increase in gout symptoms and localized swelling due to retention of fluids in tissues (edema). Whereas, the serious side effects of Feboxa include heart problems, gout flares, liver problems, and severe skin and allergic reactions. Immediately inform your doctor if you experience any serious side effects.

Q. How long should I take Feboxa?

The dose and duration of Feboxa varies from person to person and will be decided by your doctor. It may take several months before Feboxa begins to prevent gout attacks. Do not stop taking Feboxa without the advice of your doctor even if you feel better.

Q. What is the best time to take Feboxa?

Feboxa can be taken at any time of the day, but preferably at the same time each day, so that you remember to take it every day. This will help maintain the levels of Feboxa in the body. It is usually advised to take it once a day. You can take it with or without food.

Q. Can Feboxa cause kidney damage?

Feboxa may affect kidneys in different ways, though it is quite uncommon. You may experience blood in the urine, frequent urination, kidney stones, abnormal urine tests (increased level of proteins in the urine) and a reduction in the ability of the kidneys to function properly. Rarely, it may cause changes or decrease in urine amount due to inflammation in the kidneys (tubulointerstitial nephritis). Consult your doctor if your kidney functions get further affected.

Q. Can I stop taking Feboxa on my own if I am fine and have no pain or swelling in joints?

Do not stop taking Feboxa without the advice of your doctor even if you feel better. Discontinuation of medicine may increase the levels of uric acid. It may also worsen your symptoms due to the formation of new crystals of urate in and around your joints and kidneys.

Q. What are the things which I need to know while taking Feboxa?

You should be aware that Feboxa may cause serious heart problems which can be life-threatening in some cases. The symptoms of heart problems include chest pain, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, dizziness, fainting or feeling light-headed, rapid or irregular heartbeat. It may also cause numbness or weakness in one side of your body, slurring of speech and sudden blurry vision, or sudden severe headache. Immediately inform your doctor and seek medical help if you experience any of these symptoms.

Q. Can Feboxa cause any liver problems?

Yes, Feboxa use may cause liver problems. Your doctor may advise you to have blood tests done to check how well your liver is working before and during treatment with Feboxa. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms such as fatigue, loss of appetite for several days or longer, pain or tenderness on the right side of the abdomen. It may also cause changes in color of urine (dark or tea colored) and may make your skin or the white part of your eyes turn yellow (jaundice).

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