What Are The Uses Of Febuxostat ?
It is used in treatment of gout and hyperuricemia (excess of uric acid).
It works by reducing the production of uric acid in the body by inhibiting the enzyme, xanthine oxidase.
What Are The Side Effects Of Febuxostat ?
Some of the common side-effects are:
- Joint pain
- Allergic reactions such as rashes
- Increase in hepatic serum enzyme levels
Consult your doctor if any of the following severe side effects occurs:
- Weakness or sudden numbness
- Vision problems
- Myocardial infarction
- Breathing problems
What Are The Contraindications Of Febuxostat ?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnant or planning for pregnancy, breast feeding
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Recent organ transplant