used to lower uric acid levels in people with gout. Febuxostat works by
reducing the amount of uric acid made by the body. An increased uric acid level
can cause gout.
of the risk of very serious heart-related problems and stroke with
febuxostat (see also Warning section), febuxostat should be used only after
treatment with a medication called allopurinol did not work
to lower your uric acid level, caused serious side effects, or is not
recommended by your doctor. Febuxostat should be used only if you have symptoms
caused by a high blood uric acid level.
occur. If this effect lasts or gets worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
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.
rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. It may also cause an
increase in liver enzymes. Your doctor will order blood tests to
measure these enzymes. Keep all medical/lab appointments. Tell your doctor
right away if you develop symptoms of liver disease, including nausea
that doesnt stop, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.
your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including:
pink/bloody urine, painful urination.
may cause a rash that could be a sign of a severe reaction. Get
medical help right away if you develop any rash.
very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get
medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic
reaction, including: fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling
(especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble
is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects
not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
taking febuxostat, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical
history, especially of: cancer, heart disease (such as heart
attack, chest pain/angina), stroke, liver disease, kidney
disease, organ transplant.
having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products
you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal
this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and
benefits with your doctor.
is unknown if febuxostat passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor