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Goutchek 40 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Merck Consumer Health Care Ltd
Medicine composition: Febuxostat
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 15, 2019

Goutchek 40 MG Tablet is used for decreasing the symptoms of gouty arthritis. 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.

Dosage of the medication 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 orally. You can have the medicine with or without food. Usually, it is taken once 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 this medication. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. The medicine can pass on to the baby through breast milk.

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

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Gouty Arthritis

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Itching Or Rash

  • Headache

  • Diarrhoea

  • Liver Damage

  • Oedema

  • 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.
  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Goutchek 40 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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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This medication belongs to the class xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the xanthine oxidase enzyme thus inhibits the conversion of hypoxanthine to xanthine to uric acid without affecting the enzymes 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

    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 Medicine

    Azathioprine

    This medication 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

    This medication 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.

Ques: What is Goutchek 40 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for decreasing the symptoms of gouty arthritis. The symptoms could be swelling, pain, soreness, redness and stiffness in certain joints of the body.

Ques: How long do I need to use Goutchek 40 MG Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Goutchek 40 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Goutchek 40 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: You can have the medicine with food or without it. Usually, it is taken once a day but follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Goutchek 40 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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