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Zurig 40 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Zurig 40 Tablet is a medicine used to treat and prevent gout. Gout happens when there is too much uric acid in your body and it forms into crystals around your joints and kidneys and causes pain. This medicine helps to keep the uric acid levels low.

Zurig 40 Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should keep taking it as recommended by your doctor even when you are not having a gout attack. If you stop, your symptoms may get worse because of the formation of more crystals form in your joints and kidneys. You can help yourself by making some changes to your diet and drinking plenty of fluids.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine are headache, diarrhea, nausea and a temporary increase in gout symptoms (rapid onset of pain in the joint, followed by warmth, redness, and tenderness around it). Do not stop taking it, your doctor may help you with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms. Some people may get a severe allergic reaction which may need urgent medical attention. Also, tell your doctor if you get symptoms of liver disease including nausea that does not stop, dark urine or yellowing skin or eyes,

To make sure it is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have or have had heart failure, heart problems, stroke, thyroid problems or kidney or liver disease. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding this medicine is best avoided. Check with your doctor. You will need regular blood tests while taking this medicine to check that your liver is working properly.

Uses of Zurig Tablet

Side effects of Zurig Tablet

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

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

How Zurig Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Zurig 40 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zurig 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zurig 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
Zurig 40 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Zurig 40 Tablet may cause dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, numbness or tingling sensation. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zurig 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zurig 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Zurig 40 Tablet in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
Zurig 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zurig 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available regarding the use of Zurig 40 Tablet in these patients.

What if you forget to take Zurig Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zurig 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zurig 40 Tablet to reduce episodes of gout attack.
  • Take it at the same time every day, with or without food.
  • Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Zurig 40 Tablet.
  • When you first start taking this medicine, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Zurig 40 Tablet on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine as it may cause your gout to flare up.
  • Stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor straight away if you have symptoms like rash, itchiness, difficulties in breathing, fever or swelling of limbs or face.

Patient Concerns

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I have gout problem , do you have any medicine on the same please ?
Dr. Trilok Kumar Jha
Orthopaedics
Tab FBX 40 mg daily.
I am suffering from acute gout pain for last 10 days.Medicines are not working. Please suggest Please prescribe the effective medicine. My right toe is affected and my right feet is swollen up.
Dr. Rohit Chakor
Orthopaedics
Plz start ice pack, tab ultracet twice daily for pain relief and pan 40 at nightAlso check serum uric acid and then we'll decide which tablet to continue for gout
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FAQs

Q. What is Zurig used for?

Zurig is used to treat gout in adults. It is mainly used in patients who did not respond to the treatment 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 Zurig?

Zurig may cause common side effects such as abnormal liver test results, diarrhea, headache, rash, nausea, and even an increase in gout symptoms and localized swelling due to retention of fluids in tissues (edema). Whereas, the serious side effects of Zurig 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 Zurig?

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

Q. What is the best time to take Zurig?

Zurig is advised to be taken once a day. It 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 Zurig in the body. You can take this medicine with or without food.

Q. Can Zurig cause kidney damage?

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

No, do not stop taking Zurig 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 Zurig?

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

Yes, Zurig use may cause liver problems. Your doctor may advise you to get regular blood tests done before and during treatment with Zurig to check how well your liver was working before and while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms such as fatigue, pain or tenderness on the right side of the abdomen or loss of appetite for several days or longer. It may also cause changes in the 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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