Febutaz 40 Mg

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  • Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Equivalent Brands : Uloric
  • Generic Brands : Febuxostat

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1. Buy Febutaz 40mg Online

Febutaz 40 MG Tablet is an antigout agent which is used to prevent gout attacks by reducing the uric acid production. It should be started at low doses and increase gradually. It is not recommended in the patients with the known history of allergy.

2. How To Febutaz 40mg Work?

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

3. What is Febutaz 40mg Tablet?

Febutaz 40 MG Tablet is used for decreasing the symptoms of gout. The symptoms could be swelling, pain, soreness, redness and stiffness in certain joints of the body. It belongs to the group of medications called xanthine oxidase inhibitors. The medicine works by decreasing the level of uric acid by blocking the xanthine oxidase enzyme. This enzyme helps the body to make uric acid from xanthine. When there are high levels of uric acid in the blood, it can lead to gout and the symptoms associated with it.

Your dosage of Febutaz 40 MG Tablet depends on your age, the condition for which you are being treated and it’s severity, your medical history and reaction to the first dose. It is available in tablet form to be taken by mouth. You can have the medicine with food or without it. Usually, it is taken once in a day but follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the dosage.

Your doctor must be informed if you ever had a medical history of cancer, liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease, organ transplantation or a stroke before being prescribed to Febutaz 40 MG Tablet. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother. The medicine can pass on to the baby through breast milk.

The common side effects of Febutaz 40 MG Tablet include joint pain, nausea, rash or a flare up of gout. At times, it can also lead to inaccurate results if you undergo a liver function test. These side effects are generally mild in nature and tend to go away in a few days. However, consult your doctor immediately in case of serious side effects like:

  • Tiredness, sudden weight loss, loss of appetite, dark urine or discomfort in the upper right portion of the abdomen; indicating a liver problem
  • Chest pain, dizziness, cold sweats, vomiting or difficulty in breathing
  • Severe headache, weakness, numbness, lack of coordination and slurred speech
  • An allergic reaction, causing your throat or tongue to swell or trouble breathing

4. How To Take Febutaz 40mg Tablet?

The dosage of Febuxostat prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Febuxostat can be taken with or without food.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Febuxostat medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Febuxostat, seek medical attention immediately.

5. Instruction for Febutaz 40mg

Take Febutaz 40 MG Tablet as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. The treatment should be started at lower doses and increase the dose gradually based on the response. Do not stop taking this medicine without informing your doctor.

6. Drug interaction of Febutaz 40mg

  • Azathioprine
  • Mercaptopurine
  • Theophylline

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Febuxostat.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Febuxostat, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

7. Side Effects of Febutaz 40mg

Like other medicines, Febuxostat can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Febuxostat are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Febuxostat cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Febuxostat develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Febuxostat can cause side effects such as :

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Joint pain
  • Mild skin rash

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Febuxostat.

8. Warning of Febutaz 40mg tablet

Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Breast-feeding - No clear data is available about the presence of this medicine in the human breast milk. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Gout flare - Gout flares may occur after initiation of the treatment due to change in the serum uric acid levels. Discontinue the treatment until the symptoms completely subsided. Simultaneously gout flare prophylaxis with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or colchicine should be initiated for up to 6 months.

Cardiovascular events - This medicine in not recommended in the patients with ischemic heart disease due to the risk of cardiovascular thromboembolic events like myocardial infarction, stroke.

Impaired liver function - This medicine is known to cause liver failure. Obtain baseline of liver function tests before initiation of the treatment. The treatment should be discontinued if the alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is greater than 3 times the reference range.

Impaired kidney function - This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with severe kidney injury (CrCl less than 30 ml/min).

Asymptomatic hyperuricemia - This medicine is not recommended for use in the patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia.

9. Precaution of Febutaz 40mg tablet

Your doctor has prescribed Febutaz to reduce episodes of gout attack.

Take Febutaz at the same time every day, with or without food.

Take plenty of fluids (2-3 litres) daily while on Febutaz.

Notify your doctor if you develop a rash. This could be a sign of allergy and should go away on discontinuing Febutaz.

To ensure that Febutaz is working, you may have to undergo blood tests regularly.

When you first start taking Febutaz, you might have more gout attacks. Do not stop Febutaz on having an acute attack of gout as that could make an attack worse.

10. Febutaz 40mg Dosage

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include a change in pulse rates, severe drowsiness, confusion, vomiting, hallucinations, convulsions, and fainting. Immediate medical intervention may be required if the overdose symptoms are severe.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose should be skipped.

11. Uses of Febutaz 40mg

Febuxostat is used to treat gout caused by excessive uric acid levels in the blood (hyperuricemia). It belongs to a class of medications called xanthine oxidase inhibitors. Febuxostat works by decreasing the production of uric acid in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

12. Storage of Febutaz 40mg

You should store your Febutaz 40mg below 30°C in a cool dry place.

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