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Uses of Febustat Tablet

FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET is used in the treatment of gout.

Febustat Tablet side effects

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

How to use Febustat 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. FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Febustat Tablet works

FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.

Febustat Tablet related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET. Taking alcohol can increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
FEBUSTAT 120 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.
FEBUSTAT 120 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.
FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET in these patients.
FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Febustat Tablet?

If you miss a dose of FEBUSTAT 120 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 FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET.
  • When you first start taking FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking FEBUSTAT 120 MG TABLET as it may cause your gout to flare up.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Febustat

my mother has gout problem from past 10 years kindly suggest medicines
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Heck S.uric acid levels every 2 months and keep it below 6Take Tab Febustat 40 mg once daily
I have a gout problem in my foot?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Drink plenty of waterTake Tab Sistal-plus twice daily and Tab Febustat 80mg once daily for 2 weeks
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Q. How long does Febustat take to work?

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

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

Q. Does Febustat cause frequent urination?

No, Febustat 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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