What is Zurig (Febuxostat) used for?
Zurig (Febuxostat) is used in the treatment of gout. This drug works by reducing the body's production of uric acid. A buildup of uric acid in the body is often responsible for causing gout or kidney stones. This drug is used to prevent gout attacks, however it is not used to treat them once they occur.
How should I use Zurig (Febuxostat)?
Patients with gout are usually directed to take one Zurig (Febuxostat) tablet per day, with or without food. It is important to note that it may take several months after you begin taking this drug for the body to remove excess uric acid. During this time, you may have more gout attacks. Your physician may prescribe additional medication to relieve the pain. You should continue to take this drug unless you physician has instructed you not to.
What are the side effects of Zurig (Febuxostat)?
Zurig (Febuxostat) may cause some side effects in patients using it to lower the level of uric acid, such as pain in the joints or nausea. Your physician may conduct blood tests to measure your liver enzymes. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms of liver disease, such as persistent nausea or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zurig (Febuxostat). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.