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Fubox 40 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Fubox Tablet

Fubox Tablet side effects

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

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

How Fubox Tablet works

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

Fubox Tablet related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Fubox Tablet?

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

Patient Concerns

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Sir I am suffering from gout on my anckle and toe
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
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Tab febuxor 40 mg once a day for one month
my mother has gout problem from past 10 years kindly suggest medicines
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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 Fubox used for?

Fubox 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 Fubox?

Fubox 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 Fubox 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 Fubox?

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

Q. What is the best time to take Fubox?

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

Q. Can Fubox cause kidney damage?

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

Do not stop taking Fubox 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 Fubox?

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

Yes, Fubox 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 Fubox. 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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