FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET
FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET belongs to a class of anti-gout medications, also known as xanthine oxidase inhibitors, widely used for the prevention of severe gout attacks or flares. Gout is a chronic condition that occurs due to the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is characterized by intense pain and swelling at the affected joints. FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET prevents the sudden attacks of pain caused by severe gout and also decreases the pain, swelling, and inflammation.
FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET contains febuxostat. It works by inhibiting the enzyme xanthine oxidase (enzyme help your body to make the uric acid), thereby reducing the level of uric acid that is made in your body. Thus, it reduces the inflammation caused by uric acid crystals in affected joints, thereby reducing pain swelling and inflammation. FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET is used to prevent gout attacks or flares.
FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET is orally administered drug. Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take off FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET based on your medical condition. The common side effects of FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET nausea, rash, dizziness, diarrhoea, pain, rash, inaccurate liver function test results, gout flare-ups (intense joint pain that comes on suddenly, often in the middle of the night), localized swelling due to retention of fluids in tissues (oedema). Most of these side effects of FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not stop taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET of your own. Stopping it may worsen your condition and increase the risk of increase uric acid levels and future gout attacks. Inform your doctor if you have allergic to FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET or any other medicines, have a heart problem (FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET may cause heart problems that can lead to heart attack), kidney/liver disease. Some people experience more gout flare-ups when you start taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET. You should continue taking this drug even if gout flare-ups occur. Your doctor may give you combination therapy to prevent flare-ups when you start FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET. The safety and effectiveness in children less than 18 years of age have not been established, so FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET should not be given to them. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to inform your doctor before using FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET.
Treatment of severe gout, prevention of gout attacks
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Like all medicines, FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET can also cause side effects, although not everybody experiences them. The common side effects of FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET include nausea, rash, dizziness, diarrhoea, joint pain, rash, inaccurate liver function test results, gout flare-ups (intense joint pain that comes on suddenly, often in the middle of the night), localized swelling due to retention of fluids in tissues (oedema). These side effects gradually resolve over time. If the condition worsens or there are any abnormal signs, reach out to the doctor.
You should avoid taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET if you are allergic to FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET, have heart-related problems, as it increases the risk of a heart attack. It should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems and blood disorders. Caution is required before taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding mother. The safety and effectiveness in children less than 18 years of age have not been established, so FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET should not be given to them.
You should avoid taking alcohol while taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET because alcohol may affect FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET effectiveness.
FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET should not be taken until prescribed. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited data on how FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET affects breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before starting FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET.
Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience sleepiness, blurred vision and numbness or tingling sensation while using FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET. Seek medical attention if the symptoms persist longer.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver disease or hepatic impairment. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET.
FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with renal impairment. The doctor may adjust the dose depending on your condition.
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FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET is a class of antigout drugs called xanthine oxidase inhibitors. It works by decreasing a high amount of uric acid to the normal level that is made in the body. FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET is used to prevent gout attacks but not to treat them once they occur.
No, Do not discontinue FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. To treat your condition effectively continue taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET for as long as prescribed. If you stop taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET, your uric acid levels will likely remain high and continue to cause gout symptoms.
FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET is not recommended. If you have heart disease, taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET may cause serious heart problems which can be life-threatening in some cases. So, please consult your doctor before taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET.
Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience dizziness or drowsiness while using FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET.
The dose and duration of FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET depend upon your medical condition. It may take several months before FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET begins to prevent gout attacks. Do not stop taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET without the advice of your doctor even if you feel better.
FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET should be taken every day to prevent a gout attack. It may take six months to become fully effective.
It is best taken in the morning. You can take FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET with or without food. Keep taking FEXOSTAT 40MG TABLET every day, to prevent gout attacks.
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