Uriflex 80 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Uriflex Tablet
Uriflex 80 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of gout.
Uriflex Tablet side effects
Common
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
How to use Uriflex 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. Uriflex 80 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Uriflex Tablet works
Uriflex 80 mg Tablet is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.
Uriflex Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol can increase your uric acid levels and hence aggravate gout.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Uriflex 80 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Uriflex 80 mg 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.
Uriflex 80 mg Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Uriflex 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Uriflex 80 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Uriflex 80 mg Tablet in these patients.
Liver
Uriflex 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Uriflex 80 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Uriflex 80 mg Tablet in these patients.
What if you miss a dose of Uriflex Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Uriflex 80 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 Uriflex 80 mg Tablet to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take Uriflex 80 mg Tablet at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Uriflex 80 mg Tablet.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Uriflex 80 mg Tablet.
  • When you first start taking Uriflex 80 mg Tablet, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Uriflex 80 mg Tablet on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Uriflex 80 mg Tablet as it may cause your gout to flare up.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Uriflex

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Respected Sir/Mam, I have diagnosed Gout since 2012, now days I am taking goutnil tab. Sr. Uric acid level is 9.8. Though I have taking medicine since long. Moreover I have stiffness in both legs, hence I can't sit down since 2009. Please do the needful and oblige to me.
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
need to be seen clinically tab febuxor 80 mg once a day for 1 month drink plenty of water
Hello, I Have been suffering from boils problem for the last 5 years. The breakout is on the face, neck, chest, underarms, buttocks, and genital area. The boils tend to grow bigger combining one or two nearby boils and is extremely painful. The old boils also have left a black scar on the spot where they occurred, and many of the boils reoccur on the same spot. Most on the Buttocks, face, underarms and genital area. I also suffer from Diabetes and Gout, which was diagnosed just few months back. I haven't visited any doctor yet as i thought this was hormonal. Kindly let me know the next course of action or any medications that I need to start. Also please advise on how to get rid of those black scar on the face and other areas. Thank You.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
You should visit for diabetes managementFudic cream twice a day over boilsSpot will go slowly
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Uriflex with rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin can be taken with Uriflex. Rosuvastatin is used to lower bad cholesterol and Uriflex 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, Uriflex 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 Uriflex.
Q. Does Uriflex cause frequent urination?
Uriflex is not known to cause frequent urination. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. How does Uriflex work for the treatment of gout?
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. Uriflex 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.
Q. Is Uriflex a steroid?
No, Uriflex is not a steroid. It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor and decreases the serum uric acid levels.
Q. Is Uriflex useful in lowering the triglyceride levels?
Uriflex is not indicated for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia. Conclusive evidence showing the drug lowering triglyceride levels is lacking.
Q. How long does Uriflex take to work?
After oral intake, the peak plasma concentration of Uriflex 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. Is Uriflex an over the counter product?
Uriflex is not an over the counter product. It is a prescription medicine and is available as per the doctor's advice.
Q. Is Uriflex safe to use for a long time?
Studies have shown that Uriflex is safe for long-term use. However, it should be taken only for the duration as per the doctor's advice.
Q. Can Uriflex be used for the treatment of heart failure?
Uriflex 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.
Q. Is Uriflex useful for treating chronic kidney disease?
Uriflex 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.
Q. Can I use Uriflex for cancer?
Uriflex 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. Uriflex helps in this condition by lowering the uric acid levels and preventing further complications.
Q. Can I take Uriflex with allopurinol?
Both Uriflex 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 Uriflex 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.
Q. Is Uriflex useful for treating kidney stones?
Uriflex 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 Uriflex may have a role in the reduction of stone formation.
Q. Can I take Uriflex with colchicine?
Uriflex can be taken with colchicine. In the initial few days of starting Uriflex, 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 Uriflex with azathioprine?
Uriflex should not be taken with azathioprine. Taking both the medicines together will increase the levels of azathioprine and can cause toxicity.
Q. Can I take Uriflex with antibiotics?
Uriflex 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 Uriflex.
Q. What are the contraindications to the use of Uriflex?
Use of Uriflex is contraindicated in patients being treated with azathioprine, mercaptopurine, theophylline, and in patients who develop hypersensitivity to the drug.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Jul 2018.
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