Febus 80mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Febus Tablet

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Uses of Febus Tablet

Febus 80mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gout
It is a long-term treatment to lower blood uric acid levels and to prevent gout attacks.
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Side effects of Febus Tablet

Common

Skin rash, Headache, Nausea, Edema, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Febus 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Febus 80mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Febus Tablet works

Febus 80mg tablet blocks the enzyme xanthine oxidase involved in the synthesis of uric acid and hence lowers the blood uric acid levels.

In Depth Information on Febus Tablet

Expert advice for Febus Tablet

  • Febus is not a painkiller and it may take a few days to weeks before it starts working. You would need to take additional medicines to relieve your pain and inflammation during this time.
  • You may experience an increase in gouty attacks for first few weeks or months of taking Febus. However, you must continue to take your medicine during these attacks.
  • Do not stop taking Febus at once or without talking to your doctor as this may make your gout worse.
  • Drink lots of water or fluids while taking Febus to decrease the risk of kidney stone formation.
  • Get your liver function tests done before you start taking this medicine and whenever asked by your doctor as Febus can affect your liver.
  • Get your blood uric acid levels checked at regular intervals.
  • Febus can make you feel drowsy. Avoid driving, use of machinery, or any activity that requires you to be alert.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Febus 80mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol can increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Febus 80mg 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
CAUTION
Febus 80mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Febus 80mg Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
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Kidney
Febus 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Febus 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available regarding the use of Febus 80mg Tablet in these patients.
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Liver
Febus 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febus 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available regarding the use of Febus 80mg Tablet in these patients.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Febuxostat, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Febus 80mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Febuxostat

Q. Can I take Febus with rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin can be taken with Febus. Rosuvastatin is used to lower bad cholesterol and Febus is used to lower uric acid levels in patients with gout. Many patients of high cholesterol levels also have high uric acid levels. There are no human studies available on this interaction. However, animal research shows that when given together, Febus can increase the blood levels of Rosuvastatin causing a higher risk of its side effects like muscle pain and muscle damage. So, a dose adjustment of Rosuvastatin may be needed when given along with Febus.
Febus is not known to cause frequent urination. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Gout is a type of arthritis in which uric acid levels are very high in the blood and they get deposited in the joints causing swelling, redness and sudden pain in these joints. Febus works by inhibiting the enzyme xanthine oxidase involved in the synthesis of uric acid and hence decreases the level of uric acid in the blood.
No, Febus is not a steroid. It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and decreases the serum uric acid levels.
Febus is not indicated for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia. Conclusive evidence showing the drug lowering triglyceride levels is lacking.
After oral intake, the peak plasma concentration of Febus is achieved between 1 to 1.5 hours. 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. How is Febus different from allopurinol?
Both allopurinol and Febus work in a similar way by lowering uric acid levels. However, as compared to allopurinol, Febus is seen to be more effective and faster in its action. Also, in patients taking allopurinol, a dose adjustment is needed if the patient has mild, moderate or severe renal failure while in the case of Febus a dose adjustment may be needed only in patients with severe renal failure.
Febus is not an over the counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available as per the doctor's advice.
Studies have shown that Febus is safe for long-term use. However, it should be taken only for the duration as per the doctor's advice.
Febus is not indicated for the treatment of heart failure. However, high uric acid levels is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and the benefit of urate-lowering therapy for cardiac diseases is being explored.
Febus is not indicated for the treatment of chronic kidney disease. However, it can be safely used in patients with mild to moderate renal failure for lowering uric acid levels. Safety of the drug in severe renal failure is not established.
Febus is not used for the treatment of cancer. However, patients with malignant cancer when given anti-cancer drugs, experience a serious condition known as tumor lysis syndrome characterized by increased potassium, phosphate and uric acid levels in the blood due to the killing of cancer cells and this can lead to acute kidney injury, cardiac arrhythmia, and seizures. Febus helps in this condition by lowering the uric acid levels and preventing further complications.
Q. Can I take Febus with allopurinol?
Both Febus and allopurinol 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 Febus when used with allopurinol 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.
Febus is not indicated in the treatment of kidney stones. However, some studies show that high renal uric acid excretion may precipitate the formation of calcium stones in the kidney and hence, suggest Febus may have a role in the reduction of stone formation.
Q. Can I take Febus with colchicine?
Febus can be taken with colchicine. In the initial few days of starting Febus, patients may experience an increase in gout attacks because of the movement of uric acid and colchicine and painkillers are given to these patients for the relief of pain and inflammation.
Q. Can I take Febus with azathioprine?
Febus should not be taken with azathioprine. Taking both the medicines together will increase the levels of azathioprine and can cause toxicity.
Febus can generally be taken safely together with antibiotics. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor about the right antibiotic therapy for your condition while you are also taking Febus.
Use of Febus is contraindicated in patients being treated with azathioprine, mercaptopurine, theophylline, and in patients who develop hypersensitivity to the drug.
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