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Febuxostat

Information

Uses

Febuxostat is used to prevent gout

How it works

Febuxostat inhibits an enzyme xanthine oxidase, which is important for the production of uric acid in the body.

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue the febuxostat tablets and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • To help prevent attacks, avoid beer, sugary drinks, and foods like red meat, seafood, turkey, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms.
  • You may have an increase in gout symptom flares when you first start taking febuxostat. For best results, keep taking the medication as directed.

Frequently asked questions

Febuxostat

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

Q.

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 decrease 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.

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

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

Q.

Can I take colchicine with febuxostat?
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.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)