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Febutax 40 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Febutax Tablet

Febutax Tablet side effects

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

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

How Febutax Tablet works

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

Febutax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Febutax 40 Tablet Taking alcohol can increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Febutax 40 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Febutax 40 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
Febutax 40 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Febutax 40 Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Febutax 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Febutax 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Febutax 40 Tablet in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Febutax 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Febutax 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Febutax 40 Tablet in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Febutax Tablet?

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Febutax

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Sir I am suffering from gout on my anckle and toe
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Tab febuxor 40 mg once a day for one month
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
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FAQs

Q. What is Febutax used for?

Febutax 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 Febutax?

Febutax 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 Febutax 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 Febutax?

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

Q. What is the best time to take Febutax?

Febutax 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 Febutax in the body. It is usually advised to take it once a day. You can take it with or without food.

Q. Can Febutax cause kidney damage?

Febutax 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 Febutax on my own if I am fine and have no pain or swelling in joints?

Do not stop taking Febutax 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 Febutax?

You should be aware that Febutax 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 Febutax cause any liver problems?

Yes, Febutax 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 Febutax. 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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References
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