What are Feburic (Uloric) tablets 20 mg for gout?
The active principle of Feburic tablets is febuxostat, a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It works in a completely different way from allopurinol, so Feburic tablets can be used for patients who cannot tolerate allopurinol or failed treatment with it. Feburic tablets inhibit the activity of xanthineoxidase, an enzyme involved in the formation of uric acids. As the result, this medicine significantly reduces blood uric acid level and helps to treat hyperuricemia and gout.
Active principles: febuxostat
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Teijin Pharma Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Indications: gout, hyperuricemia.
How to take
Adults should start with 10 mg of the active principle at a time once a day. The dosage may be gradually to 20 mg at a time once a day after 2 weeks, and then to 40 mg at a time once a day as maintenance dose after 6 weeks.
Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to your blood uric acid level. However, the maximum dosage of 60 mg once a day should not be exceeded.
This medicine contains 20 mg of the active principle in 1 tablet.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.