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FEBUSTAT 40 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR FEBUSTAT

Febuxostat(40mg)

food interaction for FEBUSTAT

alcohol interaction for FEBUSTAT

pregnancy interaction for FEBUSTAT

lactation interaction for FEBUSTAT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Febustat 40 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking alcohol can increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
UNSAFE
Febustat 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR FEBUSTAT

Febuxostat(40mg)

Uses

Febustat 40 mg tablet is used to prevent gout

How it works

Febustat 40 mg tablet lowers uric acid levels in the body.

Common side effects

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

COMMON DOSAGE FOR FEBUSTAT 40 MG TABLET

Patients taking FEBUSTAT 40 MG TABLET

  • 90%
    Once A Day
  • 8%
    Twice A Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A week
  • 1%
    Alternate Day
  • 1%
    Thrice A Day

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Expert advice FOR FEBUSTAT

  • Febuxostat may take a few days to weeks before it starts to lower uric acid levels
  • You may experience an increase in gouty attacks for first few weeks or months of taking Febuxostat, however, continue to take your medicine
  • Do not stop taking Febuxostat at once or without talking to your doctor as this may make your gout worse
  • You would need to take additional medicines to relieve your pain and inflammation during this time
  • Drink lot of water or fluids while taking Febuxostat to decrease the risk of kidney stone formation
  • Get your blood uric acid levels checked at regular intervals
  • Because Febuxostat can affect your liver, it is important to get your liver function tests done before you start taking this medicine and whenever asked by your doctor
  • Febuxostat can make you feel drowsy. Avoid driving, use of machinery, or any activity that requires you to be alert

Frequently asked questions FOR FEBUSTAT

Febuxostat

Q.

What is febuxostat?
Febuxostat is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and decreases the serum uric acid levels.

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What is febuxostat used for?
Febuxostat is used for the treatment of gout and for increased uric acid levels in tumor lysis syndrome.

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How does febuxostat work?
Xanthine oxidase is an enzyme which is involved in the synthesis of uric acid. Febuxostat inhibits this enzyme and hence decreases the production of serum uric acid levels which are very high in conditions like gout and tumor lysis syndrome.

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Is febuxostat US FDA approved?
Febuxostat is a US FDA approved medicine.

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Is febuxostat safe?
Studies have shown that febuxostat is safe for long-term use. However, it should be taken only for the duration as per the doctor's advice.

Q.

Is febuxostat better than allopurinol?
Febuxostat is more effective than allopurinol in lowering serum uric acid levels and thus in the treatment of gout. However, consult your doctor for the appropriate therapy.

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Is febuxostat FDA approved?
Febuxostat is approved by the US-FDA for the treatment of gout.

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Is febuxostat a steroid?
No, febuxostat is not a steroid. It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and decreases the serum uric acid levels.

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Is febuxostat over the counter?
Febuxostat is a prescription drug and is available as per the doctor's advice.

Q.

Can I take febuxostat with colchicine?
Febuxostat is not known to have any significant interaction with colchicine. Both the drugs can be taken concurrently. However, consult your doctor prior to taking the medications together.

Q.

Does febuxostat cause frequent urination?
Febuxostat is not known to cause frequent urination. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FEBUSTAT 40 MG TABLET

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
80%
Moderately effective
7%
Can't say
7%
Not effective
7%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

Yes
57%
No
43%

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)