Febuxostat: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT FEBUXOSTAT
FEBUXOSTAT is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. FEBUXOSTAT is used to lower hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels in blood) in gout patients and thus prevents gout attacks. Additionally, FEBUXOSTAT is used to treat and prevent high blood uric acid levels in patients who are receiving chemotherapy for blood cancers.
• Localised swelling
• Decreased appetite
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FEBUXOSTAT
• Take FEBUXOSTAT with or without food at same time for best results. Take FEBUXOSTAT as prescribed by your doctor.
• Your doctor might advise you to get blood tests done before and during the treatment to check liver function.
• During the first weeks or months of treatment you may experience gout attacks. It is suggested to take FEBUXOSTAT every day and everyday use may stop gout flares occurrence and may lessen the pain as it prevents crystals build up.
• It is recommended to watch your weight as FEBUXOSTAT may cause weight gain.
• It is suggested to drink plenty of water and eat low fat food.
• Inform your doctor if you have or have had heart problems, renal disease, liver disease or thyroid problems.
• Also, inform your doctor if you are allergic to allopurinol (used in gout treatment) and if you ever treated for Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
• Consult your doctor immediately if you experience allergic reactions while taking FEBUXOSTAT. Symptoms of allergic reactions might be rash, difficulty in breathing, swelling of limbs or face, cardiac arrest and fever with swollen lymph nodes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does FEBUXOSTAT work? A. FEBUXOSTAT is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. FEBUXOSTAT is used to lower hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels in blood) in gout patients and thus prevents gout attacks. FEBUXOSTAT inhibits natural substance (xanthine oxidase which produce uric acid) activity and decrease uric acid levels in blood and thereby prevents gout attacks.
Q. Does FEBUXOSTAT cause Stevens-Johnson syndrome? A. Yes, FEBUXOSTAT may cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. It might be caused due to reaction to medication. Symptoms of Stevens-Johnson syndrome are fever, red skin rash that spreads, blisters on skin, ulcers in the mouth, nose, throat, genitals and conjunctivitis. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Q. Which medications I should not take along with FEBUXOSTAT? A. Some medicines may reduce the effect of FEBUXOSTAT or interact with FEBUXOSTAT or cause serious side effects when given both at same time such as Azathioprine (used to lower immune response), Mercaptopurine (used for cancer treatment), Theophylline (used for asthma treatment). So, always inform and check with your doctor before taking FEBUXOSTAT with other medications.
Q. Can I stop FEBUXOSTAT on my own? A. No, you are advised to take FEBUXOSTAT as long as your doctor has asked you to take it. This is because FEBUXOSTAT when stopped in the midway can lead to rise in uric acid levels. Even if your symptoms improve before the medicine course is complete, do not stop or skip FEBUXOSTAT as it may also increase your risk of side effects or symptoms may worsen due to new urate crystals formation.
Q. Is FEBUXOSTAT a steroid? A. No, FEBUXOSTAT is not a steroid. It is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor which is used to lower hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels in blood) in gout patients to prevent gout attacks.