Febutax 40 MG Tablet
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.
Blurred visionMajor Rare
Chest discomfortMajor Rare
Fast heartbeatMajor Rare
Itching or rashMajor Rare
Pale skinMajor Rare
Yellow colored eyes or skinMajor Rare
Decreased interest in sexual intercourseMinor Rare
Unexpected weight gain or lossMinor Rare
Throat irritationMinor Rare
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