Uloric 40mg Tablets (30 Tablets)
USES: Febuxostat is used to lower uric acid levels in people with gout. Febuxostat works by reducing the amount of uric acid made by the body. Increased uric acid levels can cause gout.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start febuxostat and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. You may have more gout attacks for several months after starting this medicine while the body removes extra uric acid. Febuxostat is not a pain reliever. Your doctor may prescribe medication (such as colchicine, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or indomethacin) to prevent/treat a gout attack during the first several months you are taking febuxostat. Continue to take your prescribed medicines for gout attacks as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Febuxostat may cause an increase in liver enzymes. Your doctor will order blood tests to measure these enzymes. Keep all medical/lab appointments. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of liver disease, including persistent nausea, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain/pressure, sudden tiredness, weakness, jaw/left arm pain, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes, confusion, pink/bloody urine, painful urination. Febuxostat may cause a rash that could be a sign of a severe reaction. Therefore, tell your doctor immediately if you develop any rash. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.