Febux 40 is a medicine used to treat and prevent gout. Gout happens when there is too much uric acid in your body and it forms into crystals which can a... View More
Uses of Febux 40
Side effects of Febux 40
How to use Febux 40
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Febux 40 may be taken with... View More
How Febux 40 works
Febux 40 is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works by decreasing blood uric acid, which is the chemical that causes gout.
What if you forget to take Febux 40?
If you miss a dose of Febux 40, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your ... View More
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/o regard to antacid use.
Chronic Gout 40 mg/day PO initially; maintenance: 40-80 mg/day; increased if serum uric acid is >6 mg/mL after 2 weeks Hepatic impairment Mild to m... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Renal impairment Mild to moderate (CrCl 30-89 mL/min): Dosage adjustment not necessary Severe (CrCl <30 mL/min): Data not available; use with caution
Patients being treated with azathioprine, mercaptopurine, or theophylline.
Mode of Action
Febuxostat selectively inhibits xanthine oxidase, the enzyme that catalyses the conversion of hypoxanthine to xanthine to uric acid, thereby decreasing ... View More
Cardiovascular death Patients with established cardiovascular (CV) disease treated with febuxostat had a higher rate of CV death compared with those tr... View More
>1% Arthralgia,Elevated liver function test (LFT) results,Liver function abnormalities,Nausea,Rash
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Limited available data in pregnant women are insufficient to inform a drug associated risk of adverse developmental outcomes Animal data ... View More
May increase plasma conc of mercaptopurine, azathioprine. Alteration of metabolism of xanthine oxidase substrate drugs (eg theophylline).