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Febustat 40 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Febuxostat
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: May 08, 2019

Febustat 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 Febustat 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 Febustat 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.

gout

Febustat 40 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of gout which is a type of arthritis that causes severe pain, redness, and tenderness in joints,
This medicine is not recommended in the patients with known history of allergy to Febustat 40 MG Tablet.
In addition to its intended effect, Febustat 40 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Increased liver enzymes.

Moderate Less Common

diarrhea

Moderate Less Common

headache

Moderate Less Common

Nausea and vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Skin rash and peeling

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 15 to 24 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 1.5 hours.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

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.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

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.
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Missed Dose instructions

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.

Overdose instructions

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.
Febustat 40 MG Tablet belongs to the class xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by inhibiting xanthine oxidase enzyme thus inhibits the conversion of hypoxanthine to xanthine to uric acid without affecting the enzymes that involved in purine and pyrimidine synthesis.

Ques: What is Febustat 40 mg tablet?

Ans: Febustat 40 mg tablet is a medication which has Febuxostat as an active factors present in it. This medicine performs its action by decreasing the serum uric acid. Febustat 40 mg tablet is used to treat conditions such as High blood uric acid and Painful joint conditions.

Ques: What is the use of Febustat 40 mg tablet?

Ans: Febustat 40 mg tablet is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as High blood uric acid and Painful joint conditions. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Febustat 40 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Febustat 40 mg tablet?

Ans: Febustat 40 mg tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Febustat 40 mg tablet which are as follows: Swelling of body tissues, Nausea, Tingling in the skin, Increased in blood lipid levels, Liver function abnormalities, Increased appetite, Diabetes mellitus, Abnormal blood counts, Decrease in blood platelets, Bleeding into the skin due to immune-mediated platelet destruction, Abdominal pain, Anorexia, Vomiting, Inflammation of pancreas, Weight fluctuations, Altered taste, Urge to vomit, Constipation, Diarrhea, Hypersensitivity, Dizziness, Inability to sleep, and Gastrointestinal discomfort. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Febustat 40 mg tablet.

Ques: What are the contraindications to the use of Febustat?

Ans: Use of Febustat 40 mg tablet is contraindicated in patients being treated with azathioprine, mercaptopurine, theophylline, and in patients who develop hypersensitivity to the drug. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.

Ques: How long do I need to use febustat 40 mg tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use febustat 40 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 15 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use febustat 40 mg tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to be taken orally and the action of salts involved in this medication, do not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use and take it at a fixed time in a day.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of febustat 40 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store between 15 to 30c temperature, as keeping this medication above that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose of the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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