Allopurinol / Febuxostat

Last Update : 01 April, 2015

  • These drugs are used for Gout.
  • These drugs reduces uric acid levels in blood and helps to bring disease under control.
  • This drug is available in tablet form.
  • Dose of this drug is raised slowly to avoid side effects.
  • Periodic blood tests are done to monitor blood counts and liver functions and kidney functions.
  • Full effect of this drug may come after 4 weeks.
  • Once started these drugs are continued lifelong.

Inform your doctor if you develop following symptoms on this drug.

  • General itching, Skin rash, Urticaria.
  • Continuous low grade fever, Throat pain.
  • Continuous nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting.

 

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