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Febutax 40 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Leeford Healthcare
Medicine composition: Febuxostat
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Febutax 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 Febutax 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 Febutax 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 Febutax 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

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.

Gout

Febutax 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 Febutax 40 MG Tablet.
In addition to its intended effect, Febutax 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.

Abdominal pain

Major Rare

Blurred vision

Major Rare

Chest discomfort

Major Rare

Fast heartbeat

Major Rare

Itching or rash

Major Rare

Pale skin

Major Rare

Yellow colored eyes or skin

Major Rare

Decreased interest in sexual intercourse

Minor Rare

Unexpected weight gain or loss

Minor Rare

Throat irritation

Minor Rare

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.

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Febutax 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.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Secondary Hyperuricemia

Major
This medicine is not recommended in the patients with malignant disease, tumor lysis syndrome or Lesch-Nyhan syndrome where uric acid levels are highly elevated.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Azathioprine

Major
Febutax 40 MG Tablet is known to increase the levels of azathioprine and can cause serious effects. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medications. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Theophylline

Moderate
Febutax 40 MG Tablet is known to increase the levels of theophylline and can cause serious effects. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medications. Required dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
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