Febutaz 10 Mg Tablet 10
Febutaz tablet is used in the treatment of high blood uric acid levels commonly termed as hyperuricemia and painful joint condition associated with it (gout).
How does the drug work?
Febutaz tablet consists of drug febuxostat which is classified under a group of medications known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors. Xanthine oxidase is an enzyme which oxidizes both hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid. Febuxostat tablets act by inhibiting the enzyme thereby decreasing the blood uric acid levels and preventing gout attacks.
What are the common side effect?
Febuxostat side effects include increased levels of liver enzymes, joint pain, acne-like rash, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, difficult speech, nausea, weakness, and numbness of extremity.
Important Info Patients who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding should consult the doctor before taking Febutaz tablets. To minimize the risk of gout attacks, avoid sugary drinks, beer, and foods like seafood, red meat, turkey, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, and mushrooms. Patients may experience gout symptom flares during the initial stage of Febutaz medication. Avoid Febutaz in case of allergy to febuxostat or any other ingredients.
1. Is Febuxostat similar to allopurinol in action? Yes. Both the drugs belong to the same class and act by preventing the formation of uric acid.
2. Is febuxostat a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug? No. Febuxostat belongs to a group of drugs known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors.
3. Is it safe to take colchicine with febuxostat? Yes. colchicine can be taken safely with febuxostat.
4. Does consumption of alcohol cause any side effects while taking Febutaz tablets? There is no known interaction between alcohol and Febuxostat. However, consult your doctor for safe use of the drug.
5. I am experiencing, warmth, tenders and extreme pain in the joint, after started taking Febuxostat tablets, shall I discontinue the tablets? Initially, you may experience gout symptom flares which weans off on time. Do not stop or start your medication without consulting your doctor.