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Febufix 40 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Febufix Tablet

Febufix Tablet side effects

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

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

How Febufix Tablet works

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

Febufix Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Febufix 40 mg Tablet. Taking alcohol can increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Febufix 40 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Febufix 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Febufix 40 mg Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Febufix 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Febufix 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Febufix 40 mg Tablet in these patients.
Liver
Febufix 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febufix 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Febufix 40 mg Tablet in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Febufix Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Febufix 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Febufix

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Sir/madam,i have gout( uric acid)in my right toe with range 9.25 and this is troubling me a lot.it generated from 13/02/2017and is heridetary.please suggest medicine.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/baidyanath-kaishore-guggulu-tablet-otc325869One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
I'm sufring from gout pls suggest medicinecan u help me
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Tab Febustat 40mg once daily for 2 weeks
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How long does Febufix take to work?

After oral intake, the maximum effect of Febufix 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 Febufix if I feel well?

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

Q. Does Febufix cause frequent urination?

No, Febufix 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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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 534-35.
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